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What procedures and information should be applied for the export of lithium batteries?


How to declare and precautions


With the transformation of global energy structure and the expanding market of electric vehicles, the export business of lithium batteries is gradually increasing. However, as lithium batteries are dangerous goods, they need to comply with a series of strict regulations and requirements when exporting. In this article, we will introduce in detail the formalities and information required for exporting lithium batteries, how to declare and precautions.



First. Procedures and information needed to export lithium batteries


  1. Export license: The export of lithium batteries needs to apply for an export license from the state commercial department. When applying for the license, you need to provide documents related to the export contract, invoice, and other relevant documents.
  2. Dangerous goods certificate: Lithium battery is categorized as dangerous goods, so it needs to provide dangerous goods certificates. To apply for the Dangerous Goods Certificate, you need to provide the technical specifications of the product, safety data sheet (MSDS) and other documents.
  3. Certificate of Conformity: To prove that the lithium battery meets the relevant standards and regulations, the application for the certificate of conformity requires the provision of test reports and other technical documents.
  4. Packaging certificate: lithium battery packaging needs to meet the requirements of international transportation, application for packaging certificate needs to provide packaging design drawings, test reports and other technical documents.
  5. Transportation identification certificate: According to international transportation rules, lithium batteries need to be transported for identification. To apply for a transportation identification certificate, we need to provide samples for testing, and only after passing the test can we get the transportation identification certificate.



Second, how to declare the export of lithium batteries


  1. Understand the relevant regulations and requirements: Before declaring, understand the regulations, standards, and provisions of the export of lithium batteries to ensure that the product meets the import requirements of the destination country.
  2. Prepare relevant information: according to the procedures and information required for the export of lithium batteries, prepare all the necessary documents and information in advance.
  3. Fill in the customs declaration: according to the customs requirements of the destination country, fill in the corresponding customs declaration, and attach all the necessary documents and information.
  4. Customs declaration and inspection: submit the customs declaration and related information to the local customs for customs declaration and inspection, and wait for the customs audit.
  5. Arrangement of transportation: after obtaining the customs clearance, arrange the international transportation of the goods to ensure that the goods arrive at the destination safely.



Third. Precautions


The Dangerous Goods Transport Packaging Use Appraisal Result Form (referred to as the Dangerous Goods Certificate) is applied for by the dangerous goods production enterprise (i.e., lithium battery manufacturer or exporter) to the local customs. Lithium batteries must indicate their rated energy (W · h). When conducting the dangerous goods transportation packaging use appraisal, the customs will make a qualified judgment based on the following content:

  1. Are there clear, firm, and correct UN packaging markings, batch and dangerous goods markings printed on the packaging container, and whether the markings, markings, and packaging comply with relevant requirements.
  2. The exterior of the packaging should be clean and free from residue, contamination, or leakage.
  3. Wooden boxes and fiberboard boxes should be securely nailed with nails, and the nail tips should be turned upside down. The nail tips and caps should not protrude; The box should be intact and undamaged, and the box should be packed with clamps. The corrugated cardboard box should be intact, the seal should be flat and firm, and the box should be packed with tight clamps.
  4. Non-conductive materials should be used to separate the batteries or battery packs, as well as the upper and lower layers of stacked batteries, to prevent contact with each other.
  5. Batteries should have short-circuited protection devices.
  6. The electrodes of the battery shall not support the mass of other stacked batteries.
  7. Special provisions in international regulations regarding the packaging of lithium batteries or lithium battery packs. After passing the inspection of the packaging of exported dangerous goods, the customs shall issue the “Performance Inspection Results Form for Export Goods Transport Packaging” and “Identification Results Form for Export Dangerous Goods Transport Packaging Use”, and determine the validity period of the certificate based on the characteristics of the goods, transportation methods, etc.
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