China: Overseas Facilities Registration Regulation - Decree 248

  |   Attaché Report (GAIN)   |   CH2021-0045

The Regulations on the Registration and Administration of Overseas Producers of Imported Food (Degree 248) will enter into force on January 1, 2022. Once implemented, the measure will require that all overseas food manufacturers, processors, and storage facilities be registered with the Chinese authorities to export product to China. The measure covers all food products except food additives. Depending on the product category, food producers must register with the General Administration of Customs of China either a) through the competent authority of the exporting country or b) directly and/or through a private agent. This report provides an unofficial translation of Decree 248.

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