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China CCIC Pre-Shipment Inspections Remain Relevant for the Export of Used Machinery To China

17. June 2021

Imports to China continue to rise steadily. According to CNBC, China’s imports in March 2021 exceeded last year’s expectations by almost 15%. These imports also include used machinery and equipment, which must undergo a CCIC Pre-Shipment Inspection (PSI) before shipment.



Chinese customs, represented in Germany by the China Certification & Inspection Centre (CCIC), requires that used machinery conform to Chinese safety standards. This conformity must be evidenced by a pre-shipment inspection report. During the inspection, the machines to be shipped are checked for their safety, hygiene and environmental compatibility – in compliance with China’s legal requirements.

Both used machines and products that have not yet been used but have been stored for too long must undergo the inspection. A list of machines that require the PSI inspection report can be found in the overview about the China CCIC Pre-Shipment Inspection (PSI).

Although the process of the China Pre-Shipment Inspection has been simplified in recent years, problems still often occur, mainly due to incorrect documentation or insufficient preparation.

To avoid these mistakes and the resulting costs and time, we can organize and manage the inspection for you. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about this.

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MPR Author

About the author: Julian Busch is founder and managing director of MPR China Certification GmbH
Publisher: MPR China Certification GmbH

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