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Shanghai Administration Details Temporary Permit for Imported Unregistered Infant Formula and Health Food

  •   8 Oct 2019
  •    Anne Peng
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    • Shanghai Administration for Market Regulation specified details on temporary permits available to stakeholders that wish to display unregistered infant formula and health food in this year’s CIIE.

    On Sep. 30th, 2019, Shanghai Administration for Market Regulation issued notification No.378-2019 to give details about temporary license for exhibitors looking to display unregistered infant formula and unregistered health food products at the second China International Import Expo (CIIE).[1] Content of the notification goes as follows:

    1. Applicable entities

    Qualified and accredited enterprises that produce/sell infant formula or health food in countries of origin.

    2. Applicable products

    1) imported health foods that should undergo registration but haven’t gained the certificate of registration yet.
    2) imported infant formula that haven’t gained certificate of recipe registration issued by SAMR.

    3. Procedure of Application for Temporary License

    *Download application form
    Annex 1: application form of infant formula temporary registration
    Annex 2: application form of health food temporary registration


    The temporary license is valid only during CIIE and within the exhibition. The infant formula temporary license could be used for another 3 months within customs special supervised areas or bonded logistics center (B type) after CIIE concludes. Infant formula or health food granted a temporary license are not required to display their temporary registration/filing number on product packages.

    Address: Shanghai Administration for Market Regulation service hall. (Tel: 021-64220000)

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