Advocacy Actions

2021-11-19 > Beijing

Submitted comments to CFSA on National Food Safety Standard General Guidelines for Nutrition Labelling of Pre-packaged Foods (Draft for Comments)

On 19th November, the Agriculture, Food and Beverage, Food for Special Medical Purpose, Dairy Industry and Paediatric Nutrition Working Groups submitted comments to the China National Centre for Food Safety Risk Assessment on the National Food Safety Standard General Guidelines for Nutrition Labelling of Pre-packaged Foods (Draft for Comments).

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2021-11-18 > Beijing

EU-China online seminar on implementation of Decree 248

EU - China online seminar on implementation of Decree 248 was held to provide further clarification on questions and issues raised by EU, member states and industry on the overseas manufactures registration of imported food.. Representatives from EU Commission, EU Delegation, EU member states agriculture counsellors, EU industry associations as well as European Chamber attended the meeting and discussed their questions regarding the regulation implementation and registration practices.

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2021-11-17 > Beijing

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

European Chamber representatives participated the EU Delegation member states agricultural counsellors monthly meeting. During the meeting, European Chamber shared industry's understanding and concern on the GACC Decree 248 Regulation on Registration Administration of Overseas Manufactures of Imported Foods. Participants also shared latest updates and discussed the main concerns on the implementation of Decree 248. Participants also shared the latest updates on infant formula recipe registration issue.

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2021-10-27 > Beijing

Lobby Letter to GACC Bureau of Import and Export Food Safety on Labelling Issue under Decree 248

European Chamber sent a lobby letter to the Bureau of Import and Export Food Safety General Administration of Customs and recommended to extend the implementation date of labelling requirements in Decree 248, Regulation on Registration Administration of Overseas Manufactures of Imported Foods, to Jan 1st 2023. According to member companies' questions and recommendations, European Chamber heavily concerned on the fluid implementation of Decree 248, especially the change of label and packaging under the new requirement in a short period of time. Then, considering the objective industry situation and supporting a fluid implementation of the new regulation, European Chamber recommended a one-year transition period on the labelling requirements in Decree 248.

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2021-10-17 > Beijing

Regulation Debriefing on GACC Overseas Manufactures Registration of Imported Foods

In April 2021, the General Administration of Customs in China (GACC) released Regulation on Registration Administration of Overseas Manufactures of Imported Foods (Decree 248) and Administrative Measures on Safety of Import and Export Food (Decree 249). Under these two Decrees, all companies importing food into China, especially the manufactures of imported foods, need to comply with the new requirements by Jan 1, 2022. To support the fluid registration of overseas manufacturers of imported foods, the European Chamber organises a series of training sessions focussing on ‘GACC Overseas Manufacturers’ Registration of Imported Foods’ on the registration rules as well as the registration system. The first session on October 17 provided a debriefing on both Decrees.

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2021-08-13 > Beijing, Shanghai

Workshop on Policy and Practice on Anti-food Waste

Agriculture, Food and Beverage Working Group held the working group meeting on policy and practice of anti-food waste. Speakers from State Administration for Market Regulation, World Wildlife Fund, and Walmart China to give insights from government authorities, international organisation and enterprise's perspectives.

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2021-06-08 > Beijing

Visit to the Advertising Supervisory Department of Shanghai Municipal Market Surveillance Administration

A delegation of members from Fashion and Leather Desk, Cosmetics Working Group and Agriculture, Food and Beverage Working Group paid a visit to the Advertising Supervisory Department of Shanghai Municipal Market Surveillance Administration.

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2021-04-27 > Beijing

Consultation Letter to GACC on Regulation on Registration Administration of Overseas Manufactures of Imported Foods and Administrative Measures on Safety of Import and Export Food

European Chamber sent a consultation letter to raise industry's question and share comments with GACC on Regulation on Registration Administration of Overseas Manufactures of Imported Foods and Administrative Measures on Safety of Import and Export Food.

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2021-04-14 > Beijing

Meeting with Department of Foreign Investment of Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM)

On 14th April, the European Chamber led a delegation of representatives from six working groups (WG) to meet with the Department of Foreign Investment of the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM).

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2021-02-23 > Beijing

Lobby Letter to NHC and MOFCOM on COVID-19 Test and Disinfection Measures on Imported Goods

Regarding the COVID-19 measures posed on imported goods, especially food product, ingredient and cosmetics, initiated by the the central and local authorities, European Chamber submitted a lobby letter to MOFCOM and NHC to raise industry's questions and concerns.

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