According to GACC/AQSIQ Notice No.248, All Dairy producers, exporters, agents and domestic consignees are required to file their company information online with the China customs, China’s General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine of the People’s Republic of China.
This requirement comes into force with effect from January 01, 2022 and annually renewal in AQSIQ and GACC.
The Notice implies that any dairy manufacturer / exporter / agent shall submit a filing application to AQSIQ.
Dairy manufacturer and exporters shall fill and submit the application form of Milk Food Exporter through the registration filing management system. Information, such as the exporter and agent’s name, country, area, address, contact name, telephone, milk food category, etc. needs to be submitted. After submitting the application, the exporter will obtain a registration number by the AQSIQ and GACC. So can based on the AQSIQ registration number to declare dairy products at China Customs.
Raw milk, Whey powder and whey protein powder, Pasteurized milk, Cream butter and anhydrous milk fat, Sterilized milk, Cheese, Modified milk ,Infant formula, Fermented milk, Process(ed) cheese, Milk powder, Cereal-based complementary foods for infants and young children, Fermented milk, Canned complementary foods for infants and young children, Evaporated milk, Sweetened condensed milk and formulated condensed milk, Older infants and young children formula, Ice cream, Foods containing more than 30% dairy products..
All milk food product manufacturer / exporters and importers are required to provide a test report before goods will be cleared at ports of entry The test reports required will depend on whether it is a first time or a repeated import, Subsequent imported batches of the same product through the same China customs region will be regarded as repeated imports.
For first imports, a list of dairy standards published by the MOH in 2020 sets out in national standards, which items need to be tested and which test methods laboratory should use.
The following products (with national standard number in brackets) will need to be tested:
|Test Range||Test Range|
|raw milk (GB19301-2010)||whey powder and whey protein powder (GB11674-2010)|
|pasteurized milk (GB19645-2010)||cream butter and anhydrous milk fat (GB19646-2010)|
|sterilized milk (GB25190-2010)||cheese (GB5420-2010)|
|modified milk (GB25191-2010)||infant formula (GB10765-2010)|
|fermented milk (GB19302-2010)||process(ed) cheese (GB25192-2010)|
|milk powder (GB19644-2010)||cereal-based complementary foods for infants and young children (GB10769-2010)|
|fermented milk (GB19302-2010)||canned complementary foods for infants and young children (GB10770-2010)|
|evaporated milk, sweetened condensed milk and formulated condensed milk (GB13102-2010)||older infants and young children formula (GB10767-2010)|
AQSIQ will keep a file of applications of exporters who have submitted complete filing information.
A list of filed manufacturer / exporters with their names and countries / regions shall be generated by the AQSIQ registration management system and made public on AQSIQ and GACC database.
Note: AQSIQ strongly recommends that applicant register directly and do not leave this application process to their importer or distributor. Importers require your registration number to complete China customs clearance. Should you change your distributor, or have multiple distributors, they may be reluctant to share your registration number and authorization password if circumstances change.
The China customs management system currently only available application form in Mandarin. To help foreign dairy food manufacturer and exporters companies who wish to register themselves, the AQSIQ Association has prepared an English version of the application form. To start a registration process, please click on the below **Application**.
( Registration valid 5 years * Application Fee $ 890 * Application time 3-4 weeks )
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