1. The competent quarantine authority of
the exporting country shall, according to the trade interest, submit an official
application in written form to General Administration of Quality Supervision,
Inspection and Quarantine of the People’s Republic of China（AQSIQ）for exporting agricultural products
to China with the its name, variety , use and information of importers and
2. AQSIQ will, according to the
application, deliver a questionnaire concerning the Import Risk Analysis (IRA)
to the exporting country for reply.
3. After receiving the reply to the
questionnaire, AQSIQ will organize the relevant specialist to initiate IRA
If necessary, AQSIQ will ask the
exporting country for more information during the evaluation period;
Based on the assessment of the above
information, AQSIQ will decide whether it is necessary to send a specialist
group to the exporting country to have on-the-spot inspection.
4. After finishing the IRA, AQSIQ will
take account of whether or not to submit a draft of quarantine protocol or
sanitary requirements for the product to be imported from the country to China,
which will be discussed by both sides.
5. After having reached agreement on the
protocol or sanitary requirement, the trade of this product will be commenced
according to the requirements specified in the protocol.