Developing commercially viable and sustainable market access into China is regarded by many food producers and exporters as the foundation stone of their export strategy. For many years the lure of 1.4 billion consumers, with rapidly increasing disposable incomes and a taste for western foods, has attracted producers from around the world looking to enter this lucrative market.

China is currently the largest trading partner for Australian food, beverage and grocery companies. With over $7.43 billion in exports from this sector in 2017-18, China undeniably a key strategic market for companies in this sector. While China presents Australian food, beverage and grocery manufacturers and exporters with an exciting market opportunity, businesses can often be confused by the complexity of Chinese food import bureaucracy and regulations.

Here you will find a wealth of information and resources on different pathways available for exporting food to China, import regulations and dealing relevant Chinese regulatory bodies.

This includes updates on China food import safety regulations and compliance, the 2019 China E-commerce Law and details on the various non-tariff measures that need to be managed.