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(Last Updated On: 2023年11月23日)

You can also export alcoholic beverages to China

According to the National Bureau of Statistics of China,In 2021, the production of alcoholic beverages in Chinese factories is 54.1 billion liters,,A year-on-year increase of 3.95%.Sales revenue was 868.673 billion yuan,A year-on-year increase of 14.35%.The profit was 194.933 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 30.86%.

Imported alcoholic beverages:In 2021, the cumulative import value of China’s alcoholic beverages is 5.494 billion US dollars,A year-on-year increase of 31.96%;The cumulative import volume was 1.939 billion liters, a year-on-year increase of 59.20%.

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Facing such a huge market in China,Global alcoholic beverage manufacturers want to sell their products to China.If you also want to sell your alcoholic beverages in China,Then you need to look at this article, this is the 7 export steps compiled by Misapack,Take you to understand “How to Export Alcoholic Beverages to China”.

How ever want to put your product the process of bringing it from abroad to Chinese consumers is not easy.You need to understand how each step works,What documents do you need to prepare,How much it costs and how long it usually takes.For example, when you are preparing labels for your alcoholic beverages,Need to check with Chinese authorities What are the requirements on the labels of alcoholic beverages sold in China,What has to be there is very,  very important.

If your company intends to export alcoholic beverage products to China,This is a must-have guide for starting your business.

Export Procedure Step-by-Step Guide

Step 1: Identify qualified local distributors in China

This is the first step to export your alcoholic beverages to China,First of all, your dealer has a certain sales development ability and have sufficient sales channels,And make a more effective and specific marketing plan for your products before cooperation.and an annual sales plan.

Step 2: Update Imports Liquor qualification

For Chinese distributors, in addition to having general industrial and commercial,In addition to tax procedures,Its business license also needs to include liquor marketing qualifications,Possess the import liquor business license and sanitation license.If your dealer does not have import and export rights,You can apply for import and export rights in advance,Or you can sign a contract,Entrust an import and export company to import on your behalf.

Step 3: Confirm alcoholic beverage category and HS code

To confirm what category the alcoholic beverages produced by the winery belong to,Understand the main varieties and hs codes of alcohol,See the picture below for Main varieties of alcohol and HS codes.

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Step 4: Importer filing and label filing with China Inspection and Quarantine Bureau (CIQ)

The winery needs to provide the Chinese distributor with a copy of the business license of the winery or brand owner,Description of the use of food additives,In order for the Chinese distributors to make a record in the Chinese authorities Import and Export Inspection and Quarantine Bureau.

Label filing:

1. Provide the certificate of origin of the goods,

2.Provide proofs and translations of labels in foreign languages ​​for selling wine(Clear pictures and translations of product packaging)

Step 5: Document Preparation and CIQ Check

Preparation of Chinese labels

content include:1, Raw materials and accessories . 2, product type . 3,alcohol content. 4, country of origin. 5, production area. 6, filling date .7, shelf life, picking year, taste and other descriptions(It can be marked only if the foreign language label is reflected).8,Storage conditions. 9, net content .10, label: “excessive drinking, harmful to health”. 11, importer’s name, telephone, address (operating unit). 12, distributor name, telephone, address (receiving unit). 13, you can add “General agent” and other information,According to the original label content and the requirements of Chinese distributors, but must meet the general labeling rules.

Customs declaration documents required by China Customs:

1. Necessary documents such as contracts, invoices, packing lists, bills of lading (shipping), etc.

2. The brand name and record number of the winery, the import and sales records of the last batch

3. Certificate of Origin (Certificate) (Certificate of Origin for American wine exported to China and Japanese wine exported to China should be provided by the official)

4. Compliance certification materials (such as health certificates) required by laws and regulations, bilateral agreements, protocols and other regulations

5. Designated independent inspection report of relevant imported food enterprises

6. Imported Food Safety Commitment Document

7. Statement of applicable standards; if the product does not have national food safety standards in China, the license certificate issued by the health administrative department of the country should be provided

8. Other award certificates or documents that should be attached.

Labeling Notes:

1 can be pasted in the blank

2. It can also be pasted on the back of the original wine label

3. When affixing Chinese labels, the Chinese labels cannot cover up the “international barcode” on the original label.

Materials required for CIQ filing:

1. Packing list, invoice, trade contract

2. Certificate of Origin

3. The inspection and quarantine health certificate of the country where the supplier is located

Step 6: Sample inspection and customs clearance

After the product arrives at Chinese customs,An on-site inspection process for the goods will be carried out.For example, yours is whisky,After the whisky arrives, it will be sent to the Inspection and Quarantine Bureau for sampling and inspection. If there is no problem, the whisky will be affixed with the “Imported Food Hygiene Supervision and Inspection Mark”.Issuance of health certificates (original, duplicate),Those that fail the supervision and inspection will not be allowed to importAfter inspection by the Inspection and Quarantine Bureau,The goods can enter through China Customs,Customs may also conduct a second inspection of the goods,After inspection, it can be delivered to the consignee address by the logistics company.The issuance of the health certificate is generally within 15 working days after the inspection.The company did not obtain before Sanitation Certificate,All imported products are not allowed to be sold on the market.

Step 7: Duties and Taxes

For example, imported whisky, the current tax rate of imported bottled whisky:

1. Tariff 5% (CIF*5%)

2. Value-added tax 13% ((CIF + customs duty) * 13%)

3. Consumption tax 20%{(CIF+tariff+value-added tax)*20%}

The above 7 steps,Can take you to a complete understanding of “how to export alcoholic beverages to China”,If you don’t know or need more information, you can contact us MISAPACK by email: sales@misaglass.com,You can also contact us WhatsAPP: +8617721422460,MISAPACK is one of the largest glass bottle manufacturers in China,Provide glass packaging services to customers in more than 80 countries around the world.

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