The food import and export market in China is continuously growing with New Zealand as the most prominent exporter of food goods to China with $8.18 billion, followed by Australia ($7.7 billion) and thirdly, Thailand ($5.98 billion) with meat, fish and dairy products ranked as the three highest food-based imports, meat-based products are the highest, accumulating around $18.89 billion.
From January 1st 2022, all overseas food producing, processing and storage companies must comply with the new registration regulations at the General Administration of Customs in China (GACC) in regards to exporting food products to China.
Until the end of 2021, it was only producers of higher risk food products who had to register their manufacturers with GACC (with the approval/recommendation of their local authorities), however this new regulation extends the requirement to all manufacturers. From January, 2022 foreign companies who export food to China will have to go through two different procedures; high-risk food producers will have to register with China Customs via foreign authorities and other food producers will have to submit registration applications directly to Chinese Customs, without a third-party. Therefore, it is vital that food exporters fully understand this new regulation.
Interested to hear more? HQTS’s in-depth webinar ‘Exporting Food to China Under the New 2022 Customs Regulations’ will cover the latest regulation updates, labelling requirements and tips for your export business. Taking place on Thursday 25th November at 9.00 am, Beijing time.
✓ Chinese Food Importers
✓ Food Exporters to China
✓ Food Manufacturers
✓ Producers of High-Risk Foods
✓ Food and Agribusiness
✓ To better understand the China food import market
✓ To learn more about the update of the 2022 Customs Regulation
✓ To find out what the main changes of the regulations are and what the labelling requirements will be
✓ To equip your export business with the best food customs tips to ensure you are following the correct regulations
HQTS Food Trade Manager
Lynda is currently the HQTS Food Trade Manager, she works with many clients including domestic and international markets. She has vast experience regarding Food Trade Regulations, specialized in China.
New Zealand Trade & Enterprise (NZTE)
Pete has degrees in Law, French and New Zealand Politics, now he leads a team in Guangzhou, China supporting the growth of New Zealand’s companies within Southern China. NZTE is a government trade and investment company, assisting other companies to grow their business in international markets, whilst still attracting foreign investments into New Zealand.
09:00 – 09:05 am (Hong Kong Time)
2:00 – 2:05 pm (NZ Time)
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2:05 – 2:25 pm (NZ Time)
09:25 – 09:45 am (Hong Kong Time)
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2:45 – 3:00 pm (NZ Time)