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USA Added to China Import Regulations for Zika/Mosquito Control

USA Added to China Import Regulations for Zika/Mosquito Control


Chinese authorities have amended their import regulations with regard to cargo imported from Zika-virus affected origins. As per the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection, and Quarantine of the PRC (AQSIQ), the United States is now included in the list of affected origins (China AQSIQ announcement attached herein.)

Chinese import authorities are taking measures to prevent the spread of Zika into China. Generally speaking, shipments to China do not require fumigation or other means of eradication (such as spraying) before leaving the origin country. Upon importation, however, selected shipments are required to undergo treatment. Normally the treatment method is spraying and certificates of mosquito eradication are produced at destination. Costs for the spraying and certificates are borne by the importer in China. US exporters can also avoid these costs at destination if they can treat cargo prior to departure, and provide certificates showing anti-mosquito treatment was performed.

The regulation is not enforced uniformly across China, but each local AQSIQ authority will determine whether the origin of the goods requires treatment. For example, shipments ex-USA, but not passing through Zika affected areas may not require any treatment. Whereas shipments from, or passing through, Miami are far likelier to require treatment and the relevant certificates.

Charges can vary with treatment methods, AQSIQ requirements, whether additional trucking is necessary, by facility, and other factors.


If you have any questions, please contact your local TransGroup station.

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