According to AQSIQ and GACC notice 135. Foreign exporters seafood register, all foreign Seafood processing plant / Seafood fishing and seafood transport boat / Seafood processing boat / Seafood independent cold storage are required to file their company information online with the Bureau of Import and Export Food Safety of AQSIQ, China’s General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine of the People’s Republic of China. This requirement comes into force with effect from 01 oct, 2015 and annually renewal in AQSIQ and China customs.

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The Notice implies that any seafood processing plant / fishing and transport boat / processing boat / independent cold storage shall submit a filing application to AQSIQ before they export seafood to CHINA. Exporters shall fill and submit the application form of seafood exporter through the registration filing management system. Such as the Company Name, country, area, address, contact name, telephone, seafood category, test report, etc.. After submitting the application that exporter will obtain a registration number by the AQSIQ and GACC. So can based on the AQSIQ registration number to declare seafood products at China Customs


Salmon, Atlantic salmon, herring, sardines, herring, tuna, bonito, mackerel, anchovy, eel,
Tilapia, channel catfish, catfish, canned fish, canned shark fin. Sturgeon caviar substitute. Crab, shrimp, lobster. Crustaceans, crayfish, oysters (oysters including sea fans, mussels). Cuttlefish and squid, clams, clam and shellfish, abalone, snail, sea cucumber, sea urchin, jellyfish, aquatic invertebrates.


For first imports, a list of seafood standards published by the MOH in 2016 sets out in national standards, which items need to be tested and which test methods laboratory should use.

Test Methods Test Project
Physical and Chemical Project lead
Physical and Chemical Project Inorganic arsenic
Physical and Chemical Project Methylmercury (when the total mercury levels do not exceed the limit value methylmercury, do not have the determination of methylmercury; otherwise, should be subject to determination of methylmercury)
Physical and Chemical Project Cadmium
Physical and Chemical Project Chromium
Shellfish toxins Paralytic shellfish poisoning (shellfish Only)
Shellfish toxins Diarrheal shellfish poisons (shellfish Only)
Physical and Chemical Project Crystal violet, crystal violet invisible
Physical and Chemical Project Malachite green, malachite green stealth
Radioactive detection 131 (Japan aquatic Only)
Radioactive detection Cs-137 (Japan aquatic Only)
Microbial Project Listeria monocytogenes
Microbial Project Vibrio parahaemolyticus
Microbial Project Vibrio cholerae
Microbial Project Enterobacteriaceae
Microscopy Parasites


AQSIQ will keep a file of applications of exporters who have submitted complete filing information and send approval information to the China customs clearance system.

  • Seafood Test Report or certificate
  • Certificate of Origin
  • Application Form
  • Export country official license

A list of filed seafood manufacturer and exporters with their company names and countries / regions shall be generated by the AQSIQ registration management system and made public on China Customs declaration system and AQSIQ database.

  • Note: AQSIQ strongly recommends that applicant register directly and do not leave this application process to their importer or distributor. Importers require your registration number to complete China customs clearance. Should you change your distributor, or have multiple distributors, they may be reluctant to share your registration number and authorization password if circumstances change.
  • The China customs management system currently only available application form in Mandarin. To help foreign seafood exporters companies who wish to register themselves, AQSIQ Association has prepared an English version of the application form. To start a registration process, please click on the below **Application**.


    ( Registration valid 3 years * Application Fee $ 575 * Application time 2-3 weeks )

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