Registration of Overseas Manufacturers of Imported Foods

1. Introduction

On April 13, 2021, the General Administration of Customs of China (GACC) issued No.248 order and No. 249 order, which are Decree on the issuance of the "Administrative Regulations on the Registration of Overseas Manufacturers of imported Food of the People's Republic of China" and Decree on the issuance of the "Administrative Measures on import and Export Food Safety of the People's Republic of China" respectively.

These 2 regulations are very important for overseas manufacturers who wants to export foods to China. No. 248 Order stipulates that all overseas production enterprises of imported food need to be registered. Some special kinds of food manufacturers should be recommended by their national (regional) authorities to GACC for Registration, including 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 grains, grain milling industrial 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. The other food manufacturers should apply for registration to GACC on their own or by entrusting their agents.

No. 249 Order stipulates the production and operation activities of import and export food, the safety of import and export food, and the production and operation activities of import and export food additives and food-related products shall be implemented in accordance with the relevant regulations of GACC.

2. Registration Procedures

3. Our services

Foodmate provides technical support and audit ancillary work for the registration work of the customer, helps overseas manufacturers of imported foods to obtain registration certificates as soon as possible and to avoid unnecessary mistakes. The services may include the following content:

Preparation of registration materials.

Expert Review: Review the provided documents and deliver review opinions.

Material Modification: According to the problems found in provided documents, not only guide clients to modify and supplement registration dossiers, but also help clients to set up rectification plan for factories.

On-site Preview (If necessary)

Material correction guidance: guide the client to make material correction and revision after receiving the correction opinions issued by review institution.

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Business Division of Food Safety and Regulatory Compliance of Global Foodmate provides food standards & regulations research, labelling compliance consulting/Chinese label design, industry public opinion monitoring and analysis, registration services (of Infant formula, FSMP, Health food, Novel Food Ingredients, Novel Food Additives, New Varieties of Food-Related Products and Overseas manufacturers of imported food) and other comprehensive food safety solutions for domestic and overseas enterprises and institutions in food industry. 

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