1. Competent authority
General Administration of Customs of China (GACC)
Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affair (MoARA)
Local feed management authority
2. Market access approval
2.1 Import permit at state level
Please follow the negative and positive lists below.
2.2 Overseas manufacturer registration
Before selling pet food (also pet feed) to China, manufacturers shall get themselves registered with GACC. A list of approved manufacturers can be found here.
2.3 Inspection and quarantine
All kinds of pet food, including canned compound food, other compound food, and pet feed additives, are subject to imported plant and animal product quarantine requirements. Feed additives also need to receive imported commodity inspection according to Law on Import and Export Commodity Inspection.
2.4 Exporter and importer filing
Overseas exporters (or their agents) and importers in China dealing with pet food importation business shall log into this system and get themselves filed with GACC.
2.5 MoARA registration
According to Administrative Measures for Pet Foods, imported pet food shall get themselves registered with MoARA prior to the importation.
3. Product compliance
3.1 Product requirements
All ingredients used in pet food shall be the one permitted in Catalogue of feed raw material and Catalogue of feed additive. Sanitation requirements shall meet the rules in Provisions on the Hygiene of Pet Food. More requirements related to production, operation and use can be found in Administrative Measures for Pet Foods.
Provisions on the Labeling of Pet Foods in China is the only regulation specifying the labeling requirements for all types of pet foods, such as compound pet food, pet additive premix, etc.
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