Overview of GACC


The General Administration of Customs of the People’s Republic of China (GACC), the headquarters of China Customs, is a key border agency of the nation. Following the government restructuring in 2018, China Customs now boasts 100,000 staff throughout the country with responsibilities of traditional customs, as well as border health checks, inspection and quarantine for imported and exported animals, plants, and their products, imported and exported food safety, and commodity inspection.

GACC oversees 42 customs districts which operate through a total of 678 customs houses nationwide. GACC has its Guangdong office located in Guangzhou for regional coordination.


GACC exercises the following responsibilities:

port management coordination

customs control


trade statistics compilation

customs valuation and duty collection

performs health checks at points of entry

takes sanitary and phytosanitary measures to safeguard our land and our people

protects imported and exported food safety

inspects imported and exported consumer products and bulk commodities

and more...

China Customs, together with other border agencies, aims to build the most efficient and effective port management scheme in order to safeguard national security and national interests and to serve the needs of international trade.


To protect national safety and security, we

intensify customs control via collaborating with competent authorities in trading partners

apply smart technologies such as cloud computing, artificial intelligence, blockchain, big data and machine learning

build a risk management mechanism for centralized intelligence collection, analysis and intervention decision-making

fight against commercial fraud, IPR infringement, tax evasion, illicit trade in solid waste, drug and wildlife trafficking, cross-border spreading of pests and contagious diseases

To facilitate trade, we

streamline customs procedures

implement Single Window

digitalize and share certificates and documents among all ports throughout the country

cooperate with our counterparts in trading partners to share information and recognize test results

participate in trade negotiations led by the Ministry of Commerce of China


General Administration of Customs of the People's Republic of China

Address: No.6. Jianguomennei Avenue, Dongcheng District, Beijing, China        Postcode: 100730