What is GACC?

China’s General Administration of Customs (GACC) is the Chinese government’s customs agency. It oversees imported facility and product registrations, entry and exit inspections, quarantines, and more.

How can Registrar Corp help?

With our international regulatory experience—we have the expertise to help you navigate GACC and enter the Chinese market. Registrar Corp’s GACC registration services support international companies self-registering medium-risk food products with GACC. Whether your company is U.S.-based or international, we can act as your Private Agent, submitting product category applications on your behalf.

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Product Categories We Serve:

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Edible oils and fats

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Bee products

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Condiments

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Eggs and egg products

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Nuts, seeds, and dried fruits

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Unroasted coffee beans and cocoa beans

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Natural plant products and seasonings

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Stuffed pastry products

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Edible grains, milled grain industry products, and malt

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Dehydrated and fresh vegetables and dried beans

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Animal intestine casings

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Foods for special dietary purposes and health food

We also offer GACC and FDA registration services for domestic companies exporting high-risk food products. If your facility is based in the U.S., our team can help you register non-meat products such as infant formula, aquatic products and seafood, dairy, and bird’s nests and birds nest products.

Once you’re registered with GACC and FDA, our team will assure that your export listings stay current.

Registrar Corp helps make GACC registrations quick and easy.

GACC assistance is just a click away.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The General Administration of Customs of the People’s Republic of China (GACC) is the Chinese government’s customs agency.

GACC has implemented facility and product registration requirements under their Decree 248 that affect overseas or non-Chinese food manufacturers, processors, and in some cases, storage facilities of food products exported to China.

The exportation process works as follows:


  • Food companies planning to export products to China provide information to FDA
  • FDA approves company to ship to China
  • FDA provides list of approved exporters to GACC
  • GACC publishes public list of approved exporters each quarter

Beginning January 2022, any companies currently shipping to China must submit their registration using the update process.

Your company must submit a separate application for each Food Product Category that you are shipping. ​In other words, if you are shipping three different kinds of crackers, you can list all three on one application. ​But, if your shipment to China includes dried fruit as well as crackers, you must submit a separate application for the dried fruit.​

Food products that must be listed with a “local, competent authority” include:


  • Infant formula milk products
  • Meat and meat products
  • Dairy
  • Bird’s nests and bird’s nest products
  • Casings
  • Bee products
  • Eggs and egg products
  • Edible oils and fats
  • Stuffed pastry products
  • Edible grains, milled grain industry products, and malt
  • Dehydrated and fresh vegetables and dried beans
  • Condiments
  • Natural plant products and seasonings
  • Nuts, seeds, and dried fruits
  • Unroasted coffee beans and cocoa beans
  • Foods for special dietary purposes and health food

No. The products being shipped to China must be legally marketed within the United States or meet the requirements of Section 801(e)(1) of the FD&C Act.​ However, this only applies to companies operating within the U.S.

At least one of the products in the application must have been shipped to China previously, and you must provide the date of the last consignment of the product.

Yes. The facility must have been inspected by a state or federal agency, and you must provide a copy of the inspection report.​

Export Listings for FDA must be updated every other year (biennially) for companies located in the U.S., just like Food Facility Registrations. ​The China export list must be renewed every 5 years​.

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