According to the latest Foreign Trade Law, import goods and technologies are divided into four categories, namely prohibited imports, restricted imports, free imports, and goods under tariff-rate quota management. The import of goods and technologies under the free imports category is not subject to any restrictions. However, due to the need to monitor import goods, China introduced the automatic licensing system on certain free import goods and has published a catalogue on them. For the import of commodities subject to automatic import licensing, the consignee should apply for automatic licensing before customs declaration and obtain prior approval from the Ministry of Commerce or its designated organs.
2. All imported software products (including localised software products) are required to register with China Software Industry Association (CSIA) or provincial software industry association. Some special software regarding network security also needs approval from the Public Security Bureau.
3. China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) requires all telecom equipment including terminal devices to be tested and certified. There are two kinds of certificates for telecom products, namely, Type of Approval for radio products and Telecom equipment network access license for all other products.
4. Some ICT products are subject to China Compulsory Certification (CCC). Effective from 1 August 2003, the CCC mark is required for a wide range of manufactured products including some electrical and electronic products before being exported to China.
Hope the above information may help you.
Thank you and kind regards,
Senior Trade Officer