FDA Takes Steps to Facilitate the Export of Food Under China’s New Facility Registration Requirements

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration provided a constituent update on Dec. 6, 2021, about China’s new facility registration requirements. Within the update, FDA asks “establishments currently exporting certain food products to China to voluntarily submit information.”

According to the update, China has yet to confirm that collecting this information is a prerequisite for goods and this request is a precaution against potential trade disruption. In April 2021, China’s General Administration of Customs (GACC) announced new registration requirements that affect all overseas food manufacturers, processors, and storage facilities of food products exported to China. These requirements are described in China’s Decree 248 and will be in effect on January 1, 2022.

Read the full update here.