Trade and markets
 

Detail

Area
China (Mainland)
Commodity Group
Oilseeds, oils and meals
Commodity
Vegetable oils
Date
01/09/2017
Policy Category
Trade
Policy Instrument
Import policy
Description
Granted a two-year transitional period – until 30 September 2019 – for the implementation of new food import regulations requiring importers of bulk vegetable oils to review relevant health certificates and conduct on-site inspections of foreign establishments from which products are sourced.
Notes
China’s Food Standards Agency granted a two-year transitional period – until 30 September 2019 – for the implementation of food import regulations that were announced back in April 2016 (see MPPU June’16). The new regulations require importers of certain products – including bulk vegetable oil – to review relevant health certificates and conduct on-site inspections of foreign establishments from which products are sourced. The transitional period has been accorded to allow importers/exporters sufficient time to comply with the new requirement.