According to China Import and Export Commodity Law, the pre-shipment inspection MUST be carried out on some types of used mechanical and electrical equipment to be imported to China, in order to enhance the inspection and the administration on the imported used equipment, and to prevent the equipment with safety, sanitation, environment hazard from entering China. The inspection is based on the compulsory requirement of China technical regulation. Since 2007, CCIC London is a qualified inspection company which is authorized by AQSIQ to carry out the pre-shipment inspection.
Both the importers and the exports of the international trade parties, including their agents who are involved in importing used mechanical and electrical equipment should apply for the Registration Records Certificate either from the AQSIQ or the local CIQ of the province level where the equipment should be used. If the pre-shipment inspection is directed to CCIC London, the inspection applier should follow the procedure below.