The GACC (Chinese customs) recently issued a directive requiring all imported food to be compliant with Chinese government guidelines on COVID19.
Please see notification from the Chinese government asking companies to follow WHO guidance when exporting to China.
The WHO guidelines “COVID-19 and food safety: guidance for food businesses” mentioned in the “manufacturer commitment letter” can be found here.
Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment (DAWE) has written a letter to GACC expressing that the domestic regulations under which all Australian exporters operate mean that they are COVID-free, and that there is no need for individual business assurances. They are awaiting a response from GACC as to whether they will accept Australia’s regulations in lieu of individual business assurances. Whether exporters should provide a ‘letter of guarantee’ is a commercial decision which should be left to their discretion.
AUSTRADE – Exporting food and beverageS to China
Insights into exporting food and beverage to China from from Chris Morley, Senior Advisor, Agribusiness and Food, Austrade, including a detailed look at the China market.
PELORIS GLOBAL SOURCING – ACCESSING THE CHINA MARKET
As an experienced exporter to China, Peter Verry, Peloris Global Sourcing Managing Director, talks about key requirements including developing an appropriate China market strategy and different options for accessing the China market.
ANGELINA ACHARYIA – WINNING THE HEARTS AND MINDS OF THE CHINESE CONSUMER
In this webinar, Angeline Acharyia gives insight into what is required for food and grocery products and brands to succeed in the Chinese marketplace. It is a must-view for Australian manufacturing and supply companies thinking about exporting food, beverages or groceries to China, or those who are already in China wanting to successfully grow their presence.
Webinar 4 – slides
CONSUMER BEHAVIOUR PRE AND POST COVID-19: CHINA AND AUSTRALIA
McKinsey & Company experts in Australia and China present on how consumer behaviour has changed since the start of COVID-19, and to discuss some of the challenges facing Asian retailers and consumer packaged goods sector in the wake of this pandemic and over the coming months. Click here to download.
In 2018-19 the Australian Food and Grocery Council, with support from the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources, delivered an Accessing the China Market seminar series. The seminars covered:
- Different pathways available for exporting food to China.
- Updates on China food import safety regulations and compliance which include the recently released China E-commerce law.
- Various non-tariff barriers that need to be managed when exporting to China.
Presentations from the series are below.
ACCESSING THE CHINA MARKET
Managing Director, Peloris Global Sourcing
exporting food and beverage to china
Senior Advisor, Agribusiness and Food, Austrade
china market access: a government perspective
Trade and Market Access Division, Department of Agriculture and Water Resources
FOOD SAFETY SYSTEMS: AUSTRALIA & CHINA
A comprehensive overview of food safety requirements when exporting to China.
Austrade: Exporting Food and Beverage to China Guide
Download Austrade’s Exporting Good and Beverage to China guide.