China Food Trade Policy and Non-Tariff Measures

According to the WTO TBT agreement, WTO members are obliged to notify other members of any new/updated domestic regulations. Other WTO members and relevant stakeholders can raise opinions on newly notified regulation to avoid unfair or unnecessary imposition of technical barriers and to help protect their own trade interests. For example, in April this year EU commented on China’s infant formula registration policy, complaining that this policy constitutes an anti-competitive technical barrier to trade. In addition, EU made its own suggestions on how China should change its current infant formula international trade policy going forward.

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Yilia Ye
ChemLinked Regulatory Analyst
Yilia is head editor of Chemlinked food portal and also an experienced food regulation analyst at REACH24h Consulting Group. Her broad experience in the food sector in China has afforded her unique insight on key areas including CBEC, dairy products, infant formula and health food. She is recognized as a knowledgeable expert in food regulation sector and has delivered speeches in multiple industry conferences such as Dairy Asia Pacific Summit 2018.
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