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China's National and Industry Standards 

QC/T776-2007: Motor Caravan Standard

China issued its first industry standard for RVs in 2007: QC/T776-2007: Motor Caravan Standard. Click here to download a translated version of the standard in PDF. THIS IS NOT AN OFFICIAL TRANSLATION. Consult the Chinese version if not clear. Click here for the Chinese version.

GB/T 22550-2008: Leisure Accommodation Vehicles - Vocabulary

This is one of the three "National Standards" on RVs China issued in 2008 and became effective June 1st, 2009. (Full text available soon)

GB/T 22551-2008: Leisure Accommodation Vehicles - Caravans - Habitation Requirements

This is one of the three "National Standards" on RVs China issued in 2008 and became effective June 1st, 2009. (Full text available soon)

GB/T 22552-2008: Caravans - Messes and Dimensions - Vocabulary

This is one of the three "National Standards" on RVs China issued in 2008 and became effective June 1st, 2009. (Full text available soon)

China Campsite Standard 

China's first industry standard on RV park and campground construction and operation was publicized by the Federation of Camping and Caravanning of China in September of 2007. Click here for the Chinese version of the standard in PDF.

China Compulsory Certification (CCC) System

The safety and quality mark system mandates that manufacturers apply for the CCC mark before selling their products in China. The system became effective May 1st , 2003 and impacts a broad range of products, including RVs.

Regulations on CCC Mark by AQSIQ

General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine of China (AQSIQ) issued new regulations on CCC implementation. The new regulations become effective September 1st, 2009. Click here for the Regulations on Implementation of CCC (in Chinese).

Overview of the CCC System

The U.S. Department of Commerce provides an overview of the CCC system. Click here to download the article in PDF and click here to visit DOC's web page for frequently asked questions about CCC.

China's Import and Customs Regulations

China did away many of its non-tariff barriers as it promised when being admitted into WTO. But some still remain in place or are replaced by new measures.

Import Licensing

Import licensing is administered by the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) and is applicable to products subject to either import restriction or monitoring. There are three categories of import licensing: import license administration, automatic import licensing, and import tariff rate quota administration. Automatic import licensing is applicable to RVs. Click here to download the document in PDF prepared by WTO and provided by DOC.

Customs Valuation

The base value China Customs uses to calculate and levy duties is "duty-paid value". How to determine the duty-paid value will determine duties, VAT, other taxes, and eventually the selling prices. Click here to download Exporter Guide to China's Customs Valuation Operation 2008 prepared by USDA and provided by DOC.