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Alert for Overseas Food Manufacturers: the Import Food Enterprises Registration Platform is Launched

Overseas manufacturers of production, processing and storage whose food products will be exported to China shall finish overseas manufacturer registration before the exportation. On Nov. 1, 2021, the import manufacturer registration platform was finally launched. Except for those producing the 18 food categories, manufactures can now visit the platform and start to apply for manufacturer registration by themselves.

Assorting with the upcoming implementation of “Administrative Provisions on Registration of Overseas Manufacturers of Imported Foods (Decree Order No. 248)” on Jan. 1, 2022, China released the Import Food Enterprises Registration Platform on Nov. 1, 2021.

According to the Administrative Provisions, overseas manufacturers of production, processing and storage whose food products will be exported to China shall finish overseas manufacturer registration before the exportation. Among them, the manufacturer registration of 18 food categories* shall be recommended by the competent authority of exporting countries. (View details here) For enterprises producing other food categories, they now can visit the platform and apply for the registration by themselves.

18 food categories subject to recommendation registration include:

Meat and meat products, casing, aquatic products, dairy products, bird's nest and bird's nest products, bee products, eggs and egg products, edible oils and fats, stuffed pasta, edible cereals, industrial products of cereal flour and malt, preserved and dehydrated vegetables and dried beans, seasonings, nuts and seeds, dried fruits, unroasted coffee beans and cocoa beans, special dietary foods, and health food.

Step-by-step guideline for registration

Step 1: Visit China International Trade Single Window and click “China Import Food Enterprise Registration”.

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Step 2: Apply for an account. Click “Create an account”.

create-an-account.pngStep 3: Fill in the enterprise information and complete the account registration.

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Step 4: Log in. Click “registration application” and choose the food category you want to export.

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Step 5: Fill in enterprise & manufacturing information and upload needed documents. Submit the registration for GAC review.

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For enterprises that have language difficulties, REACH24H consulting group, the founder of ChemLinked, can provide consultation service regarding overseas manufacturer registration and assist clients to complete the registration on the online platform. Feel free to contact us if you need any help.

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