Food exporters to China asked to make urgent registration

Friday, October 22, 2021  11:15

At Mong Cai international border gate in Quang Ninh province. (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – The Vietnam Sanitary and Phytosanitary Notification Authority and Enquiry Point (SPS Vietnam Office) on October 21 sent a document to People’s Committees of centrally-run cities and provinces, the Vietnam Food Administration and the Ministry of Industry and Trade’s Department of Science and Technology requesting urgent registration of food producers and exporters to China.

The registration is required to comply with the General Administration of China Customs of China (GACC)’s Decree 248 on the Registration and Administration of Overseas Producers of Imported Food, which will take effect on January 1, 2022, and the GACC Bureau of Import and Export Food Safety’s Decree 353/2021 on guidelines for registration of foreign firms.

Accordingly, food producers and exporters to China must submit registration dossiers to State management agencies on food safety before October 26.

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development’s Plant Protection Department, Animal Health Department, and National Agro-Forestry-Fisheries Quality Assurance Department are responsible for guiding enterprises, receiving and checking registration dossiers, and conducting the registration of eligible enterprises with the GACC before October 30./.