4 Precautions of How to Export Fruits to China

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With  China’s economic development, people’s demand for high-quality foreign fruits is increasing. According to incomplete statistics, China’s conventionally imported fruit varieties are: cherry (fruit), tamarind, orange, apple, sweetsop, orange, pomelo, papaya, carambola, guava, rambutan, lotus, jackfruit, coconut fruit, pineapple, ginseng furit, banana, passion fruit, coconut, longan, durian, mango, lychee, mangosteen. Among them, fruits such as mango, durian, mangosteen, lychee and longan can only be imported by Chinese orchards.

If you are a fruit exporter and want to export to the Chinese market, you must read this article carefully. As a professional China freight forwarder company with 20 years of industry experience, we will help you avoid common problems and let your fruit enter  the Chinese market successfully.

1. The most important thing you should do first is to find out if the fruit you want to export to China is in the list of allowed imported fruits.

For details, please refer to the list we have compiled for you. It is the latest version of Customs in 2019.Please click here to download and read it. Double check the types of fruits your country is allowed to export to China. If the fruit of your country is not in the list, you cannot export to China temporarily. You can try to promote the export through the government approach by reporting this situation to your country’s Ministry of Commerce or Chamber of Commerce.

2. If the fruit to be exported is within the list of permitted imported fruits, you should contact the Chinese importer to determine whether they have completed the quarantine approval and obtained the Entry Animal and Plant Quarantine Permit.

You must prepare the goods in accordance with the regulations and complete the customs clearance and other work within the validity period. You also need to consult the importer to confirm the final destination of the fruit, which must be in accordance with the license.

3. The quality and packaging requirements for fruits exported to China are as follows:

1) Fruits should come from the origin, orchard and packaging plant specified in the contract.
2) The name of the fruit, the place of origin, the name of the packaging factory or the code should be indicated on the package or marked with a label.
3) The fruit variety should be consistent with the content of the permit, the quantity should not exceed the permitted quantity, and the unapproved fruit type should not be entrained.
4) Fruits should be free of soil, branches, leaves and dangerous pests such as diseases, insects and weeds of concern to China.
5) The content of toxic and hazardous substances such as pesticide residues and heavy metals in fruits should conform to Chinese national standards.
6) The official phytosanitary certificate of the exporting country/region must be processed. Note: If the container is adopted for shipment, the container number should be reflected on the certificate; the consignee on the certificate and the consignee and the trade contract signed on the Entry Animal and Plant Quarantine Permit should be consistent; Where a bilateral agreement requires a special statement on the certificate, it shall be declared.
7) If there are special requirements for bilateral agreements, they must be implemented.

4. For the fruits you export to China, the foreign trade documents that need to be prepared for the importer include the following:

1) Original copy of the bill of lading, photocopy,
2) Bill of lading
3) Packing list
4) Invoice
5) Contract
6) Certificate of origin
7) Phytosanitary certificate
8) Packaging statement

5. In addition to the above 4 points, you have to choose the appropriate international freight forwarder familiar with China to operate.

According to the different quality of fruits, they are transported to China using refrigerated containers or ordinary containers. This way your fruit can take the lead in the Chinese market. Our company is a Chinese freight forwarder with many years of experience in importing fruit and oil seeds to China. We hope to receive your inquiry and look forward to your message or email.

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