AQSIQ is planning to introduce an official certificate of clearance for all food imports.
On 1.10.2017 announcement 83 2017 issued by AQSIQ (Administration for Quality, Safety, Inspection and Quarantine of China) will come into force. From then on, all food exported to China must be accompanied by an official certificate of clearance, which is to be issued by the competent authorities in the country of origin. Up to now, AQSIQ has not communicated any details, like which authorities are accepted by AQSIQ or which information is to be contained in the certificate.
Many of China’s trade partners have already filed a note of protest at WTO against this regulation and the feasibility of the Chinese plans is most uncertain according to expert opinions.
We shall inform you immediately, if there are any news on the certificate of clearance.
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