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On April 13, 2021, the General Administration of Customs of China (GACC) issued the "Administrative Regulations on the Registration of Overseas Manufacturers of imported Food" (hereinafter referred to as the “Regulations”), which will be officially implemented on January 1, 2022. We compares and interprets the new version of the regulations with the current versionyou’re your reference.,
, 1. Expand the scope of registration
According to different food classifications, the registration methods are divided into registration recommended by the competent authority of the country (region) where the overseas production company is located and registration application by the company.
The food categories that need to be recommended and registered by the competent authority of overseas manufacturers are: meat and meat products, casings, aquatic products, dairy products, bird's nest and bird's nest products, bee products, eggs and egg products, edible fats and oils, stuffed pasta, edible cereals , grain milling industry products and malt, fresh and dehydrated vegetables and dried beans, seasonings, nuts and seeds, dried fruits, unroasted coffee beans and cocoa beans, special dietary foods, health foods.
Overseas food manufacturers other than the foods listed above may apply for registration to GACC by themselves or by entrusting their agents.2. Scientifically adjust the registration application materials
The regulations adjusted the application materials for overseas factory registration. After completing the evaluation and review of the food safety management system of the country (region) where the overseas production company is located, it is no longer required to provide dossiers including animal and plant epidemics, veterinary hygiene, public health, food production enterprise registration and management, hygiene requirements, and the establishment and personnel situation of the competent authority of the country (region). Instead, the application materials have added the requirements for the recommendation letter of the competent authority of the country (region) and the corporate identity certification document, emphasizing that overseas manufacturers need to have legal qualifications in the country (region) where they are located.3. Innovate the registration review method 4. Clarify management of registration numbers