Necessary documents vary by product but may include standard documents such as a bill of lading, invoice, shipping list, customs declaration, insurance policy, and sales contract as well as more specialized documents such as an import quota certificate for general commodities (where applicable), import license (where applicable), inspection certificate issued by the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection, and Quarantine (AQSIQ) or its local bureau (where applicable), and other safety or quality licenses.
China classifies imports into three categories: prohibited, restricted and permitted. Certain goods (e.g. wastes, toxics) are banned from being imported, while select products in the restricted category require quotas or licenses.
The port stretches to about 170 km southeast of Beijing and about 60 km east of Tianjin city. The port of Tianjin with a capacity of handling 500 million tons of cargo is world’s fourth largest port in terms of throughput tonnage and ninth in terms of container throughput.
The Port of Tianjin is the main port serves as an important commercial gateway toBeijing and a maritime centre to the shipping industry which marks its economic value. The port welcomes 140-160 vessels each day and records more than 97 thousand ship movements. The container terminal covers a huge land of about 36.8 thousand square meters, and the container yard of the port has the capacity for 10 million TEUs.
This port gained importance after the Boxer Rebellion when foreign powers developed networks along the quay. With the onset of the 1860, the Port of Tianjin became an important transhipment centre allowing easy import and export of commodities across borders. Today, it is has become a busy modern port quickly spreading out along the coastline.
The railway line of 2800 metres and a warehouse of 2.5 hectare within the Port of Tianjin is one of the best in China. The port's rail connection brings heavy freight train traffic to Tianjin. Though not a well-known tourist destination, but it does not fail to offer the travellers with a wonderful place to relax and delve into the distant past.