On April 16, 2018, China’s Food Safety Bureau (formerly of the Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine) stopped using the electronic Trade Document Exchange System (eTDE) to receive pre-notification information for incoming U.S.-origin pork shipments. As a result, all pork shipments that had not yet cleared Chinese customs (CIQ) were halted until a new process could be implemented to verify pre-notification information. The USDA Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) announced this new process in a recent update to the FSIS Export Library - China Requirements. Under the new process, pork shipments are already being cleared, albeit at a slowed pace. Post will continue to monitor and report on the situation as necessary.