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Spezial Seminar China Customs Practices

Trade Compliance Programs and Self-disclosure

The automated clearance program launched by China Customs since 2016 has significantly improved the efficiency of clearance with China customs. However, such efficiency is conditional upon whether the trader can be trusted by the customs. China customs not often review the declarations and goods upon clearance. However, the Risk Control Centers and Tax Collection Centers are monitoring all importers and exporters of record and all shipments cleared through different ports all over China and will easily identify inconsistencies in clearing the same goods at different ports or by different traders, and instances of non-compliance with customs regulations as well. Such inconsistencies or non-compliance would trigger more intensified or wider the post-clearance queries, audits and investigations.

China Customs is a centralized power subject to little influence by the local governments. It is the only administrative authority with both administrative and criminal investigation powers. The Anti-smuggling Bureau (ASB) is such a division within China Customs. Any instance of system error or human mistake, if resulting in short payment of duties reaching a few thousands RMB, will be likely to be transferred to ASB for further investigation. If for instance ASB imposes RMB 1 million as penalty on a trader, the customs in charge of the trader may discredit the trader who will lose the declaration and clearance efficiency benefits. Accordingly, the foreign company’s subsidiaries in China are under great pressure in ensuring compliance with China customs laws and regulations, otherwise, the subsidiaries will face the inherent, deferred, accumulative and eventually explosive legal liabilities, administrative or criminal.

In 2019, the transfer pricing of goods of import into China may face more customs queries, challenges or investigations.

Therefore, trade compliance program is important to maintain the clearance efficiency treatment, to avoid severe administrative or criminal liabilities and to retain competitive advantage over those competitors implicated in non-compliance sandals.

Seminar aims

1. Understand China customs automated clearance reform
2. Be aware of merger of AQSIQ into China Customs and centralized supervision
3. Identify HS code, valuation, transfer pricing and other risks
4. Gain insight on significance of regular legal audit on trade compliance
5. Resolve prior non-compliance problems through possible self-disclosure to the customs
6. Learn how to tackle customs audits and investigations

Seminar subjects

  • China automated clearance reform, integration with AQSIQ and centralized supervision
  • China customs post-clearance query, audit and investigation trends
  • Compliance program and significance of legal audit on trade compliance
  • Legal audit: tariff classification, valuation, transfer pricing, royalties and assists and country of origin
  • Customs supervision trends on import processing trade
  • Considerations in self-disclosure scheme to tackle prior non-compliance problems
  • How to tackle China customs audits and ASB investigations

Target group

This seminar is intended for export and import, supply chain, finance and tax management officers and employees who need a detailed overview course in China customs enforcement practices and major risk and liability exposures under China‘s Customs Law and who need to develop practical regulatory compliance and solution programs.


The seminar will be held in English!

Other details

The seminar is not a basic level training on Chinese customs law, and is more helpful to those companies with business operations in China.


  • Zoll
  • Compliance
  • Internationales Business


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  • umfangreiche Seminarunterlagen
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  • Mittagessen
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