Consignments are to be free from pests, soil, weed seeds and extraneous material.
Case applies to all manufactured plant based oils including canola, olive and vegetable.
Australia considers plant based oils as highly processed plant products with minimal phytosanitary risks. However, China requires a phytosanitary certificate for plant based oils. In order to issue a phytosanitary certificate with additional declaration No 1563, exporters must provide a signed declaration when requesting authorisation of a plant based oil. The declaration must indicate that the oil has been produced commercially and undergone sufficient processing to mitigate phytosanitary risks. As a minimum the below criteria should be addressed as applicable:
- evidence of the manufacturing process, such as cleaning, treatment (heat, chemical or cold pressed) and storage.
- the name of the type of oil (non-commercial description)
- evidence of washing and cleaning of product (required for olive oil products only)
- oil does not contain any plant based contaminant such as leaves, stem, roots, seeds etc and is also free of any animal contents
- manufacturers address
- for imported oils, country of origin must be specified in the exporter's declaration.
Exporter declarations do not come in a standard format and can be presented in any form that effectively conveys the required information. If there are any issues providing the above the exporter should contact email@example.com. Note:
Exporters should request authorisation and issuance of a phytosanitary certificate prior to export. Note:
The above conditions are not applicable to Cosmetic/Essential oils. China considers Cosmetic/Essential oils as non-prescribed goods and do not require a phytosanitary certificate, but do require pre-market approval from the National Medical Products Administration (NMPA) prior to import into China (see notice here http://eng.sfda.gov.cn/WS03/CL0772/98105.html
). Exporters of Essential/Cosmetic oil should contact the NMPA for obtaining approval for the first import into China.