China amends export visa requirements for textiles, apparel
China has developed a new export license/commercial invoice for textile and apparel shipments manufactured in the country after Jan. 1, 2004.
The new license/invoice will include a watermark issued by China’s Ministry of Commerce, replacing the former watermark issued by the country’s Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation.
China will offer a grace period to switch to the new license/invoice during the month of January. Products produced after Feb. 1, however, must use the new license/invoice.
The U.S. Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements, which accepted China’s switch to the new license/invoice form, said the visa stamp and Electronic Visa Information System (ELVIS) would remain unchanged.