China: China Notifies Revised Overseas Facilities Registration Regulations as TBT 1522

On November 16, 2020, China notified the Regulations of the People's Republic of China on the Registration and Administration of Overseas Manufacturers of Imported Food (Draft for Comments) to the WTO TBT Committee as G/TBT/N/CHN/1522. The draft regulations require registration of overseas manufacturers, processors, and storage facilities that export foods to China. A previous draft of the regulations was released for domestic comments on November 26, 2019. Once finalized, these regulations will replace Decree 145, which was issued by the General Administration of Supervision, Inspection, and Quarantine (AQSIQ ) in 2012. The comment deadline is January 15, 2021. Comments can be sent to China’s TBT Notification and Enquiry Center at tbt@customs.gov.cn. This report contains an unofficial translation of the draft regulations.

China: China Notifies Revised Overseas Facilities Registration Regulations as TBT 1522