The General Administration of Customs released on December 23, 2020 the Measures for Customs Administrative Licensing of the People's Republic of China, to be implemented from February 1, 2021.
Customs administrative licensing refers to the approval of customs authorities, based on the application of citizens, legal persons or other organizations to engage in specific activities related to customs supervision and management. The regulation covers administrative licensing items, implementation procedures, standardized management, evaluation and supervision. The regulation is not applicable to the approval of personnel, finance and external affairs by superior customs agency or to public institutions directly affiliated to a customs agency. The Measures of the Customs of the People's Republic of China on Implementing the Administrative License Law of the People's Republic of China, which was published on June 18, 2004, will be revoked when the new regulation takes effect.