Advocacy Actions

2022-12-06 > Beijing

Meeting with the Delegation of the European Union to China on Food Sector Updates

On 6th December, the European Chamber had a meeting with the Trade Section Counsellor of the Delegation of the European Union to China Klaudia Feurle and discussed the recent development in the EU-China agricultural and food cooperation.

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2022-12-01 > Beijing

Advocacy Letter to GACC on Validating Production Date as Implementation Date of New Standards for Imported Food

On 1st December 2022, in response to the unclear implementation date of new standards for imported food, including GB 25192 processed cheese, European Chamber submitted an advocacy letter to the GACC illustrating our concerns for the trade barriers caused by the issue and giving recommendations for future practices.

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2022-09-13 > Beijing

Meeting with SAMR on Regulations on the Supervision and Management of Enterprises' Implementation of the Main Responsibility for Food Safety (Draft for Comments)

The European Chamber attended meeting held by State Administration of Marlet Regulation (SAMR) on Regulations on the Supervision and Management of Enterprises' Implementation of the Main Responsibility for Food Safety (Draft for Comments).

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2022-09-07 > Beijing

Comments to SAMR on Regulations on the Supervision and Management of Enterprises' Implementation of the Main Responsibility for Food Safety (Draft for Comments)

The Agriculture, Food and Beverage Working Group, Food for Special Medical Purpose, Dairy Industry and Pediatric Nutrition Sub-working Groups submitted collated comments to State Administration for Marketing Regulation on Regulations (SAMR) on the Supervision and Management of Enterprises' Implementation of the Main Responsibility for Food Safety (Draft for Comments).

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2022-06-28 > Beijing

European Chamber FSMP AC and PN Desk Submitted Comments on GB13432 to the CFSA

On 28th June, the Food for Special Medical Purpose (FSMP) Advisory Committee (AC) and Paediatric Nutrition (PN) Desk have submitted comments to the China National Center for Food Safety Risk Assessment (CFSA) on the draft GB13432-2013 National Food Safety Standard Labeling of Prepackaged Foods for Special Dietary Uses.

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2022-06-24 > All chapters

European Chamber AFB Working Group, Dairy Industry Desk, FSMP Advisory Committee and PN Desk submitted letters to the NHC and SARM on GB7718

On 24th June 2022, the Agriculture, Food and Beverage (AFB) Working Group, Dairy Industry Desk, Food for Special Medical Purpose (FSMP) Advisory Committee (AC) and Paediatric Nutrition (PN) Desk submitted letters to the National Health Commission (NHC) and the State Administration of Market Regulation (SAMR) to address the concerns on the newly introduced requirement on labelling respectively.

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2022-06-16 > Beijing

FSMP AC submitted comments on the draft GB29922

On 16th June, European Chamber Food for Special Medical Purpose Advisory Committee (FSMP AC) submitted comments on the draft standard GB29922 National Food Safety Standard General Rules for Foods for Special Medical Purposes to the China National Center for Food Safety Risk Assessment (CFSA).

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2022-04-14 > Beijing

Attended an Industry Consultation Session Organised by the China National Centre for Food Safety Risk Assessment (CFSA) on the Revision of the National Food Safety Standard General Guideline for Foods for Special Medical Purposes (FSMP)

On 14th April 2022, the European Chamber attended an industry consultation session organised by the CFSA on the revision of the National Food Safety Standard General Guideline for FSMP (GB29922).

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2022-03-23 > Beijing

Meeting with Desk members and representatives from the China National Centre for Food Safety Risk Assessment (CFSA) on the Revision of the National Food Safety Standard General Guideline for Foods for Special Medical Purposes (FSMP)

On 23rd March 2022, the European Chamber held a meeting with FSMP Desk members and representatives from the CFSA on the revision of the National Food Safety Standard General Guideline for FSMP (GB 29922).

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2022-01-12 > Beijing

Meeting with Agriculture Counsellors of EU Delegation and Member States on GACC Decree 248 and infant formula issue

European Chamber representatives attended the EU Member States Agriculture Counsellors monthly meeting. During the meeting, participants shared the latest status of the registration of food producers from their respective countries under GACC Decree 248 (The Regulation on Registration Administration of Overseas Manufactures of Imported Foods) and Decree 249 (The Measures of the People's Republic of China for the Administration of Import and Export Food Safety), and discussed remaining and emerging issues related to the implementation of these two Decrees. European Chamber exchanged views with Agriculture Counsellors regarding possible solutions to the problems faced by the Industry. In addition, participants also shared the latest updates on infant formula recipe registration.

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