Pre-shipment Inspection - Used Machinery

The international trade parties, both importers and exporters, who are involved in importing into China certain types of used mechanical and electronic products are expected to apply for Registration Records either to the State Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ) or to the China Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau (CIQ) at destination ports, and then apply to CCIC Europe for pre-shipment inspection.

CCIC Europe is the specialized organization accredited by China National Accreditation Service for Conformity Assessment (CNAS) to provide inspection services for used mechanical and electronic products which are imported to China.

In accordance with China Import and Export Commodity Law, pre-shipment inspection shall be carried out on certain types of used mechanical and electronic products imported to China, with a comprehensive perspective to enhance the inspection and administration on imported used mechanical and electronic products, and prevent the entrance of toxin and hazardous materials into China.


Details about the CCIC Europe pre-shipment inspection procedure on used machinery are described below:

  1. Chinese Importer applies to China local Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau (CIQ) for Registration Record for used machinery.
  2. Chinese Importer applies to CCIC Europe for pre-shipment inspection when the registration process is completed and registration record is obtained.
  3. CCIC Europe provides the Applicant with the inspection quotation (including inspection fee, travel expenses, currier costs) and allocate an application number - This application number shall be quoted in any future correspondences with CCIC Europe.
  4. The Applicant pays for the inspection fees in advance.
  5. CCIC Europe formulates an inspection plan and schedules inspection date when the payment is received - The inspection date is guaranteed to be within 7 working days when the payment is received.
  6. CCIC Europe inspectors go to the site to perform inspection.
  7. The Applicant takes corrective actions to overcome the non-conformities found during the inspection, if necessary.
  8. CCIC Europe issues a certificate of pre-shipment inspection for the equipment.
  9. CCIC Europe sends the inspection certificate directly to the Chinese applicant.


Contact Us

Should you have any question about our pre-scipment inspection service for used machinery, please feel free to contact our Inspection 2 Department:


Phone: +31 010 206 4884