China launches mandatory overseas food manufacturer registration platform to tighten food safety

Published Nov 30, 2021

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China recently launched its new online overseas food manufacturer registration platform, which is mandatory for all firms looking to export into the country from January, as official seek to improve monitoring and surveillance to ensure food safety.

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The platform was launched under the state-owned China International Trade Single Window service facility and has been dubbed the China Import Food Enterprises Registration​ platform. Its release is in advance of the upcoming enforcement by local customs of China’s ‘Administrative Provisions on the Registration of Overseas Manufacturers of Imported Foods), which will be on January 2022. “All overseas food manufacturers are reminded that the new regulations will come into effect immediately on January 1 2022, with no further grace period given. This will apply to all food products made overseas, not including additives or contact materials,”​ the General Administration of Customs of China (GACC) said in a formal statement. “[We advise] all parties involved to make haste to complete the necessary registration in time via the online platform. Please also note that there are 18 food categories which will require prior recommendation from the competent authority of the exporting ...
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