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What is the difference between GACC registration and AQSIQ registration?
Do I need to register with GACC if I already have an AQSIQ registration number?

  

This is a very popular question, which is asked almost every day:

What is the difference between GACC registration and AQSIQ registration?

Do I need to register with GACC if I already have an AQSIQ registration number?

Let's make a detailed explanation here:

Items GACC AQSIQ
Government agency name General Administration of Customs of China General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine of China
Current state In force Cancelled in 2018
Registration of overseas food exporters Beginning in 2019,
currently under implementation
Started in 2012, has ended in 2019
Exporter registration number 11 digits (e.g. 03618000888) 11 digits (e.g. 41013000999)
Registration of Foreign food manufacturers (Low-risk food category) Beginning in 2019,
currently under implementation
Started in 2012, has ended in 2019
Manufacturers  registration number (GACC-1-1 type) 2019 to 2021 Transition period:
10 digits (e.g. 9364210888 )
From 2020:
18 digits (e.g. CTHA24022110201234)
10 digits (e.g. 9528210888 )
Registration of Foreign food manufacturers  (Medium-risk food category) Beginning in 2022-1-1,
Currently accepting applications
No such category
Manufacturers  registration number  (GACC-1-2 type) 18 digits (e.g. CTHA24022110201234) No such category
Registration of Foreign food manufacturers  (High-risk food category) Beginning in 2022-1-1,
Currently accepting applications
Started in 2012, has ended in 2020, CNCA is responsible for reviewing and issuing CNCA registration numbers
Manufacturers  registration number  (GACC-1-3 type) 18 digits (e.g. CTHA24022110201234) Depending on the country of origin, the number of digits is variable (e.g. NY12G0001 or AT60212EG)
Registration Validity Period 5 years 4 years

☼  2022 New GACC registration number for overseas manufacturers

From 2022, the GACC registration number for oversears manufacturer is upgraded to 18 digits,

This GACC register No. needs to be printed on the Chinese label of imported food , then can pass the China Customs Clearance.

The old 10-digit registration number for overseas food manufacturers (also known as the old AQSIQ registration number), has been invalidated