July 18 2017

To Australian Food exporters, Chinese government has released the requirements for imported food certificates and the effective date is 1st October 2017.

On 5th June 2017, China AQSIQ notified WTO of the “Measures for the Administration of Certificates Attached to Foods Exported to China”, which will take effect from 1st October, 2017. A grace period may be given contingent on prior agreement between the exporting country (district) and AQSIQ.
The certificate should include following information.
  • Manufacture information: manufacturer’s company name, address, business registration number, information record number, etc.
  • Production information: production name, brand, specification, packaging pattern, weight/quantity, manufacturing/packaging date, country (district) of origin, etc.
  • Trading information: exporter and importer name, address, exporter and importer filing number, place of departure/destination, transportation facility, container number, sealing number, etc.
  • Supervision information: the expression proving the product is produced, processed, stored, transported and exported under the effective supervision of the exporting country (district)
The attached certificate should be available in Chinese or English and it is encouraged to provide the certificate both in foreign language and Chinese. The certificate can be presented either in paper form or electronic form.
More detailed requirements of the certificate can be referred to the official document released by China AQSIQ.

Reference link:
(note: English version included at the bottom of the this link)

The original document is also attached for your reference (English version of the notification is in the last two pages).

Any queries, please feel free to reach out to us to know more about the details.

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