The standards to be used in completing and filling in China’s customs declaration forms have been revised.
China’s General Administration of Customs issued guidance—referred to in English as “Announcement of PRC Customs on Revising the Standards for Filling in Declaration Forms for Imported and Exported Goods” or Announcement  No. 20—that amends and revises the previous version of the standards for filling in customs declaration forms.
The revised standards for completing customs declaration forms reflect the fact that China Customs is implementing new requirements and a monitoring mechanism for customs declaration. The changes include adjustments to certain descriptions of declaration form items, an increase to the number of line items that can be included in a form (increased from 20 items to 50 items), and new terms and declaration standards.
Read a 2016 report [PDF 238 KB] prepared by the KPMG member firm in China: China Customs Revises the Standards for Filling in Declaration Forms
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