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Notice on “Registration Regulations”- Food Products Exporters of Sri Lanka to China

Summary

The General Administration of Customs of China (“GACC“) has issued a new regulatory Order No. 248, which sets out new requirements for the registration of qualified foreign food producers that are allowed to export food products to China, effective from 1 January 2022.

Updated on : 04-05-2022


Notice on “Registration Regulations”- Food Products Exporters of Sri Lanka to China

Notice on “Registration Regulations”- Food Products Exporters of Sri Lanka to China

The General Administration of Customs of China (“GACC“) has issued a new regulatory Order No. 248, which sets out new requirements for the registration of qualified foreign food producers that are allowed to export food products to China, effective from 1 January 2022. 

There are 2 categories of registration;

  1. Overseas manufactures that need to be recommended for registration by competent authorities; (“the 18-type category”). This category is divided into two sub-categories based on the products that are subject to registration, as follows.

  • Exporters of four products categories;

Existing exporters under 04 products categories listed below are not subject to a new registration under this new regulation and they can continue to export. New exporters should register themselves under the Decree Order recommended by the Competent Authority.

Products category

Meat and Meat products

Aquatic Products

Dairy Products

Bird’s nest and its products

  • Exporters of 14 products categories

The following list of products are required to be registered by the competent authorities of the relevant products by submitting the “Recommended Registration List of Overseas manufacturers of Imported Foods”.

Product Category

Refers to animal tissues that are salted or dried on the retained parts by using organs such as small intestine, large intestine and bladder of healthy livestock, after special processing such as scraping and de-oiling, and is the casing for sausage.

Bee products

Natural sweet substances made from nectar, secretions or honeydew of plants collected by honeys and mixed with their own secretions, as well as edible substances formed naturally or made by special techniques during reproduction and reproduction, including royal jelly, royal jelly powder, honey pollen, royal jelly freeze-dried powder, etc.

Egg and Egg products

Egg products include:

a. Liquid egg products: egg products made from fresh eggs after shelling and processing, such as whole egg liquid, egg yolk liquid and protein liquid;

b. Dried egg products: egg products made from fresh eggs by shelling, processing, de-sugaring, drying and other processes, such as whole egg powder, egg yolk powder and protein powder;

c. Frozen egg products: egg products made from fresh eggs by shelling, processing and freezing, such as frozen whole eggs, frozen egg yolk, ice protein, etc;

d. Re-manufactured egg: egg products processed by different processes such as salt, alkali, distiller's grains and brine with or without auxiliary materials, such as preserved egg, salted egg, salted egg yolk and etc.

Edible fats and oils

Edible fat refers to the vegetable oil made from edible vegetable oil for processing or consumption, and single products or mixtures of vegetable fat processed by one or more methods of refining and fractionation.

Edible oil refers to the seeds of oil plants used for extracting edible vegetable oil, mainly including peanut and sesame for oil.

Stuffed pastry products

Refers to cooked or uncooked frozen products made with various raw materials as fillings and wheat flour as skins, such as steamed stuffed buns, jiaozi or pies

Edible grains

Refers to the seeds, roots and tuber products of cultivated plants such as cereals and potatoes, mainly including edible products of gramineous herbaceous seeds after rough processing, such as rice, oats and sorghum.

Milled Grain Industry Products and Malt

Refers to fine powdery products in which seeds, roots and tubers of cultivated plants such as cereals, potatoes, fruits and nuts are ground and screened for edible powder, or malt products formed after hydrolysis processing.

Fresh and dehydrated vegetables and dried beans

Refer to fresh vegetables or dried vegetable products processed by fresh-keeping, dehydration, drying and other drying processes and dried beans

Unroasted coffee beans and cocoa beans

Refer to natural plant products such as plant fruits, seeds, flowers, roots, stems, leaves, skins or whole plants, which can be used directly with the functions of fragrant, flavoring and seasoning.

Nuts and seeds

Nuts refers to the seeds of woody plants with hard shells, including walnuts, chestnuts, apricot kernels, almond kernels, pecans, pistachios, torreya grandis, Hawaiian fruits and pine seeds.

Seeds refers to the seeds of melons, fruits, vegetables and other plants, including watermelon seeds and pumpkin seeds.

Dried fruits

Refers to the dried fruit products made from fresh fruits by sun drying, drying and other dehydration processes.

Food for Special Dietary purpose

  • Soy-based infant formula: refers to soy and soy protein products as the main raw material, adding the right amount of vitamins, minerals and / or other ingredients, using only physical methods of production and processing made suitable for normal infants and young children to eat liquid or powder products.
  • Special medical use formula: in order to meet the eating restrictions, digestive and absorption disorders, metabolic disorders or specific disease states of people with special needs for nutrients or diet, specially processed and formulated formula. Such products must be under the guidance of a doctor or clinical nutritionist, eaten alone or in conjunction with other foods.
  • Infant and toddler complementary foods, including infant and toddler canned complementary foods and infant and toddler cereal complementary foods. Infant and toddler filling supplements are food materials processed, filling, sealing, sterilization or aseptic filling to commercial sterility, can be stored at room temperature for infants and toddlers over 6 months of age; infant and toddler cereal supplements are one or more cereals as the main raw material, and cereals account for more than 25% of the dry matter composition, add the appropriate amount of nutritional fortification and (or) other auxiliary ingredients, made by processing The supplementary food suitable for infants and toddlers above 6 months of age.
  • Others (supplemental nutritional supplements, sports nutrition food, etc.) to meet the special physical or physiological conditions and (or) to meet the special dietary needs of disease, disorders and other states, specially processed or formulated food.

Functional food

Claim and have a specific health function or to supplement vitamins, minerals for the purpose of food. That is, suitable for consumption by a specific group of people, has the function of regulating the body, not for the purpose of treating disease, and does not produce any acute, subacute or chronic harm to the human body.

  1. Foreign exporters for all other products can directly register with GACC by making an online submission through China International Trade Single Window (www.singlewindow.cn) (“all others category”).

More information can be obtained from the following website;

https://www.gacc.app/overseas-facilities-registration-regulation-decree-248

 


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