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China: Frozen French Fry Exports Exceed Imports

Marketing year (MY) 2022/23 China's frozen French fry (FFF) exports are estimated at 84,000 metric tons (MT), approximately 12 percent higher than the previous year.
On November 28, 2022, the State Council Tariff Commission (SCTC) extended the Section 301 retaliatory tariff exclusions on 11 agricultural products, including shrimp for cultivation, whey for feed, fishmeal for feed, alfalfa, and six hardwood products. TC.
The “Discover U.S. Baking Ingredients and Trends” hybrid virtual promotion was ATO Beijing’s first baking ingredients activity since the outbreak of COVID-19 in early 2020. The purposes of this activity were to raise bakers’ awareness of the nutrition, health benefits, taste, and versatility of U.S. baking ingredients and to increase exports to China.
On November 21, 2022, the People’s Republic of China’s (PRC) Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs of China (MARA) released the People's Republic of China Plant Variety Protection Regulations (Revised Draft for Comments) (Chinese) for public comment.
On August 17, 2022, the People’s Republic of China (PRC), National Health Commission (NHC) released an updated Catalogue of National Food Safety Standards. The updated list features 1,455 standards covering food products, additives, quality specifications, testing methods, and production practices. This report provides an unofficial translation of the Catalogue.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

China: Decree 248 Product List Update

The General Administration of Customs of the People's Republic of China (GACC) recently made updates at the end of September 2022 to the list of products subject to Decree 248, removing 100 and adding 148.
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China: Ag Food Quality and Safety Law

On September 2, 2022, the National People’s Congress (NPC) published an updated Agricultural Product Quality and Safety Law of the People’s Republic of China (PRC). Though domestically focused, some articles of the law hold the potential to impact trade, including sections on cold chain logistics and traceability.
On September 19, 2022, the General Administration of Customs of the People's Republic of China (GACC) published 2022 Special Announcement Number 88 amending the customs clearance declaration requirements for importers or consignees of non-cold chain products.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

China: Poultry and Products Annual

In 2023, poultry production is expected to remain stable at 14.3 million metric tons. White feather broilers’ share of overall chicken production is expected to increase, while yellow feather broiler production is expected to decline. In 2023...
The General Administration of Customs of the People's Republic of China (GACC) Decree 248 requires that facility and product registrations for select food product imports into the People’s Republic of China must be completed and approved by GACC...
On July 8, the General Administration of Customs China (GACC) issued “Announcement No. 58 of 2022,” repealing “Announcement No. 103 of 2020,” which established emergency COVID-19 control measures on imported cold-chain foods. On July 11, GACC issued an “Interpretation” of Announcement No. 58, providing additional guidance.
On July 22, 2022, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (MARA) published a revised “Guideline for Safety Assessment of Genetically Modified Plants” for public comments. The Guideline provides technical guidance on the safety assessment requirements for genetically engineered (GE) plants for production application (cultivation) and import for processing materials. The deadline for comment submissions is July 29, 2022.