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New Health Requirement For Exports Of Food Products To China

Dear FMM Members


To ensure the safety of foods exported to China, the  General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ) of China is planning to implement a  scheme to commence from October 1, 2017 for ALL food products exported to  China to be accompanied by an official certificate with assurances relating to food safety.


The certificate to be certified by a competent authority from the country of export and  will need to be in both the Chinese & English languages.


The list of products covered by the new scheme can be found from World Trade Organisation (WTO) website at


FMM has since June 2017 been  engaging  the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI),Ministry of Agriculture and Agro-based Industry (MOA) and Ministry of Health (MOH) on the new requirement for food exports to China. The government agencies are finalising the revised template of the new Health Certificate for exports of food products to China and have requested AQSIQ for a 12 month transition period for the implementation of the new requirement.


FMM will continue to update members on the new requirement and on the request for the transition period. For further enquiries, please contact Ms Shamini Sakthinathan at Tel no: 03 - 6286 7200, Fax no: 03 – 6274 1266 / 7288 or email:

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