China: Interpretative Guidance on Imported Food Labeling Requirements
On July 29, the General Administration of Customs of the People's Republic of China (GACC) published interpretative guidance for Article 30 of Decree 249 as a Policy Interpretive Note. Article 30 covers labeling requirements for imported food including fresh and frozen meat, aquatic products, health food and food for special dietary purposes. The guidance clarifies the relationship between Article 30 and earlier regulations. Decree 249 is scheduled to be implemented on January 1, 2022. GACC has not yet released implementing regulations.