China: Administrative Measures on Import and Export Food Safety

  |   Attaché Report (GAIN)   |   CH2021-0051

Revised Administrative Measures on Import and Export Food Safety (GACC Degree 249) will enter into force on January 1, 2022, covering a broad range of requirements on food exports to China including overseas facilities registration, record filing by importers and exporters, quarantine and inspection, and product labeling among others. China notified the revised measures to the WTO SPS Committee on November 12, 2020 as G/SPS/N/CHN/1191. Upon implementation, the measures will replace AQSIQ Decree 144 of the same title as well as the AQSIQ decrees regulating the import and export of meat, dairy, and aquatic products, and honey. his report provides an unofficial translation of Decree 249.

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