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The General Administration of Customs of the People’s Republic of China (GACC) has expanded the list of food products covered by Decree 248, which regulates the registration and administration of overseas producers of imported food. The latest update affects 18 food products, including dairy products, fruit and vegetable juices, and fruit products. Exporters may refer to this link for the complete list of added products.
Since 01 January 2022, overseas food manufacturers, processors, and storage facilities of various product groups, such as meat and meat products, aquatic products, and edible oils and fats, are required to register with GACC.
Food exporters to China are advised to periodically check GACC's Single Window system for updates by running a “Product Type Query” at https://cifer.singlewindow.cn to determine if their facilities need to register. Exporters are strongly encouraged also to maintain active communication with their importers.
You may also reach to the Philippine Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for information on the requirements and procedures for GACC registration:
Food and Drug Administration
Director General Dr. Samuel A. Zacate
Director Pilar Marilyn M. Pagayunan
Center for Food Regulation and Research
The DTI-Export Marketing Bureau (DTI-EMB) encourages food exporters to China to ensure adherence to GACC and avoid potential costs and complications.
For further information and clarification, you may contact our Market Officers at the Market Innovation Division at MID@dti.gov.ph