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China implement fertilizer export inspection

29 types of China fertilizers export need inspection since 15th, Oct.2021.This policy will have a deep impact on the world’s fertilizer supply chain and agribusiness.

Inspection including:

NPK compound fertilizer, water-soluble fertilizer, ammonium sulfate,ammonium chloride,urea,Potassium sulfate,potassium chloride,calcium nitrate,phosphate fertilizer (MAP, MKP), etc.

Involving HS code 2827../3102../3103../3104../3105…

Inspection not including:

Biostimulants (humic acid, amino acids, seaweed extract, fulvic acid.).

Trace elements (zinc sulfate, ferrous sulfate, and others)


Why implment fertilier export inspection?

1.Guarantee China domestic enough supply

Electricity curtailment policies and high coal prices have led to a tight supply of chemical fertilizers in China. To ensure enough domestic supply, China has adopted commodity inspection policies to delay and reduce exports. Besides, Several companies with a relatively large export volume in China were prohibited export.

2.Stable China domestic fertilizer price

3.To strengthen fertilizer supervision

The customs has increased the inspection of the export of chemical fertilizers to facilitate data statistics and grasp the product flow of manufacturers

4.Improve the quality of export fertilizers

In response to the quality problems of China’s export of chemical fertilizers reported by the relevant export destination countries, the local customs will implement statutory inspections on the export of chemical fertilizers under the new regulations.


How does it influence China’s fertilizer export?

1.Extended export delivery time

Commodity inspection takes 5-7 days at the earliest. China will also extend the approval speed according to the situation.

2.Price will increase

The inspection policy requests exporters to purchase officially and pay complete tax. This will make exporters increase export prices. In addition, starting from October 15th, China will increase the price of electricity for energy-intensive industries. Fertilizers belong to energy-intensive industries.

3.Export volume will drop

The inspection requires manufacturers to provide fertilizer registration certificates which many factories do not have. It will push some small factories to give up exporting if exporting is not their main business. In addition, we heard that some domestic ports may gradually suspend the export of chemical fertilizers.

4.Impact on export packaging, names, and labels

Export fertilizer subject to statutory inspections that have not been inspected or are unqualified after inspection shall not be allowed to  export. Product name and packaging must be consistent with the registration certificate


Several suggestions if you import fertilizer from China

1.Choose an experienced supplier

2.Make a purchase plan in advance

3.Before placing an order, confirm the packaging, label, and BL name with the supplier is not recommended to purchase in large quantities one time

5.Choose the suitable payment terms

6.Strengthen communication with suppliers.

7.Continue to pay attention to policy change, and adjust procurement plans