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AQSIQ # 118 New Chinese Importing/Exporting Feedstuffs Regulation

The General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ) of the People's Republic of China, has issued a new regulations to control animal feedstuffs importing/ exporting quality and risk. This new regulation will take effect from September 1st, 2009

August 20, 2009

AQSIQ # 118 New Chinese Importing/Exporting Feedstuffs Regulation

The General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ) of the People's Republic of China, has issued a new regulations to control animal feedstuffs importing/ exporting quality and risk. This new regulation will take effect from September 1st, 2009.

Highlights:

Clause 10 : All foreign suppliers (from countries that are allowed to exports feedstuffs into China) must register with AQSIQ.

Clause 19: The product will be either returned to the shipper or destroyed if cargo falls under any of the following conditions:
- Originating from a country that is prohibited from exporting products to China
- The foreign supplier has not obtained a China License
- Unregistered product from a registered foreign supplier
- The goods don’t match the China License /document
- Inappropriate label on the packaging that cannot be amended
- Shelf-life of product expired and quality changed
- Good was found contaminated by soil, animal carcass, animal excrement, and harmful organisms.

Clause 25: The packaging should clearly include the label of product in Chinese; the label has to fulfill the requirements of the ‘Chinese feed labeling’. The label on the packaging is required to state the suitable scope of the animal that could be fed by the product.


RISK MANAGEMENT
AQSIQ is working toward controlling all import/export feedstuffs safety.  To have a better risk management, all feed products and suppliers must be classified into various risk levels.
We highlight below significant points of concern to all shippers:

ACT I : REGISTRATION
Clause 10 : All foreign suppliers  (from the countries which are allowed to exports feedstuffs into China) must register with AQSIQ.
Clause 13:  Validity of registration at AQSIQ is 5 years.  Any renewal must be done 6 months before this registration expires

ACT II : INSPECTION
Clause 18:  The Inspection and Quarantine Bureau at ports will conduct the inspections on imported feedstuffs in accordance with the following provisions:

(I) Documents check : check the documents to identify whether they are identical to goods' name, quantity (weight),packaging, production date, container number, the exporting country or region, manufacturers’ name and China License number;

(II) Label check: whether the labels are in line with national PRC standards for feed labeling;

(III) Sensory checking : whether the packaging and containers are in good condition, whether the goods have exceeded their shelf-life, whether the goods is spoilage, whether they carry harmful organisms, soil, animal carcasses, animal waste and other materials prohibited from entering into China.

Clause 20:  When scattered and broken packages are found at the ports, the owner or agent shall be responsible. If the packaging is damaged and there is the risk of the spread of animal and plant diseases, the venue, goods, and apparatus subject to pollution will be quarantined.

Clause 21:  The inspection and quarantine agencies will carry out sampling on goods from different types of foreign suppliers in accordance with the relevant inspection and quarantine supervision mode, then issue a "drawing/sampling certificate" and send to laboratories for safety and health testing.

Goods subject to sampling for laboratory testing will be transferred to a holding storage place designated by the inspection and quarantine agencies

Clause 22:  An “entry permit” will be issued to Chinese importers for goods that meet the AQISIQ inspection requirements, and are allowed to enter into China. Goods that don’t meet the requirements will be treatmed, returned or destroyed.

After rendering harmless, and the cargo is approved  then cargo will be able to enter China.  In the event of a claim raised by Chinese importers against foreign suppliers, AQSIQ will issue the related certificate as evidence. AQSIQ will report the quality problem to the National AQSIQ Bureau in Beijing.

Clause 23:  Before the Inspection and Quarantine Bureau issued an “Inspection and quarantine certificate for goods entry", the goods owner or its agent must not transfer, sell or use the imported feed without authorization.

Clause 24:  Should the imported feed need to be unloaded at different ports, the inspection and quarantine agencies at the previous unloading ports will send the results of inspection and quarantine to the Inspection and Quarantine Bureau at the other ports in writing. The Inspection and Quarantine Bureau at the final unloading port will issue required certificate.

ACT III : SUPERVISION

Clause 25: The packaging should clearly include the product label in Chinese; the label has to fulfill the requirements of ‘Chinese feed labeling’. The label on the packaging must state the conditions under which the animal can be fed the product.

The new regulations apply to:

(1)    Feedstuffs: such as pet food, wheat bran, protein meal etc
(2)    Feed Ingredients
(3)    Animal protein/fat: such as poultry meal, mbm, fishmeal, fish oil, shrimp meal, squid meal, blood meal, whey power etc

The regulations will be discussed at the upcoming CFFA 2009 conference, to be held September 21-23, 2009 at Shenzhen, Kempinski Hotel. For more information please contact: hk@21cfo.com

[Source: ChinaFeedOnline.com]
 

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