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New customs regulations for food in 2022

China’s new food import regulations will come into force as planned on January 1st despite criticism from Washington and Brussels. Imports of foodstuffs into the People’s Republic will have to comply with new registration, inspection, and labeling requirements from 2022, according to China’s customs authorities. The announced measures cover a wide range of products from whiskey, coffee, and chocolate to vegetable oils and baby food. According to the new regulations, all foreign food manufacturers, processors, and storage facilities must register with China Customs (China.Table reported). Producers of goods belonging to 18 specific categories will need recommendations from authorities from their respective countries, while all others will have to register via an online platform.

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