The Chinese market is becoming more and more “hungry” for imported foreign products. This trend is encouraging for European exporters, however import to China still remains highly regulated in some areas and requires familiarity with procedures, certifications and regulations, which are numerous.
This guideline will serve as a brief introduction to what you can expect when you decide to export your goods from EU countries to China. It is not possible to cover all procedures, which vary depending on the goods imported, within one guideline. Therefore, we focus on general regulations and procedures first and describe some specific cases later. More detailed information on importation of certain products like wine, cosmetics can be found in respective EU SME Centre reports and numerous case studies.
Please note that this guideline has been updated on July, 2014.