According to the provisions of GACC Decree 249 Article 15, the GACC registration number of overseas production enterprises needs to be printed on the
Chinese Labeling of imported food,
then can pass the
Clearance process normally.
Both Decree 248 and Decree 249 are slated to enter into force on January 1, 2022.
According to the requirements of the "Chinese Food Safety Law", all imported food must have Chinese labeling, and the elements of the Chinese label must comply with the relevant label regulations and GB standards;
The Chinese labeling samples must be submitted to CIQ for
inspection before customs clearance ;
According to China's food safety regulations, all
imported food formula ingredients must in the NHC ( National Health
Commission of China ) approved list, including food additives, edible colorings, nutritional supplements, etc
Moreover, the NHC has strict regulations on each food additive ingredient, which category of food can be used, and the limit of the content used;
During the China Customs clearance process, the CIQ (Inspection and Quarantine Bureau of China) will inspect the ingredients formula list of each
imported food, If does not meet the requirements of formula ingredients, It will not be cleared.
Special food categories need to apply for
SAMR registration, and only after obtaining SAMR approval, then can be sold in China legally ;
Special food categories include: Infant Formula Food, Nutritional supplements (Dietary supplements), Functional Health Food, Special Medical Purpose (FSMP), etc.
And genetically modified foods(GMOs), pet foods,
animal feeds,etc. Need to apply for
"MOA-Ministry of Agriculture of China" registration and
obtain the corresponding licenses / certificates, then can be
imported into China ;