One staff in our foreign trade department goes to Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine today to hand over application documents. These documents will be used to apply for a form which will be used to do pre-shipment inspection on our vacuum food mixer exported to Alexandria, Egypt.
From last year, Egyptian Customs signed an agreement with Chinese Customs that any goods exported to Egypt from China must obtain the pre-shipment inspection issued by Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine. The purpose of this certificate is to protect the importers in Egypt and to get more tariffs from the importers.
As in every country, there’re some immoral business people who sells low quality or useless waste goods to customers. That’s what some Chinese business people do to Egyptian buyers. Because these illegal business brought a lot of suffer to Egyptian customers, it caused a lot of protests for Chinese goods locally.
Egyptian Customs has to do something to protect their companies to get the right and quality goods they really order. So this pre-shipment inspection becomes necessary for all Chinese goods.
As immoral business men are everywhere, there’re some Egyptian buyers who made fake invoices from the goods imported. Generally they ask their supplier to make a fake invoice with much lower amount than the real value. In this way, when they clear the goods in Customs, they will pay less tariffs.
It’s obvious that Egyptian Customs won’t let these things continue. So they request Chinese Customs help investigate and inspect the real price of the goods. The amount declared in Chinese Customs should be exactly the same as that declared in Egyptian Customs. In this way, Egyptian buyers have no chances to modify the real price and have to pay the real tariffs.
The official from Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine in Huai’an City will come for preliminary inspection of our vacuum food mixer on September 25th.