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Notice – China trade (updated 19 November 2021)

Import delays for product into China

Exporters/ export-registered establishments are advised that some shipments have been delayed on entry into China, leading to commercial losses. While the Department will continue to facilitate market access and seek to ensure importing country requirements are up to date and accurate, the Department encourages exporters to fully consider their own risk and potential losses. Exporters should ensure that they have independently confirmed relevant importing country requirements. Exporters are urged to seek advice from importers on potential for disruption to the clearance of their shipment.

New Chinese requirements for imported food and overseas food establishments

China has new requirements for imported food and overseas food establishments that will take effect from 1 January 2022. These requirements affect all manufacturers and storage facilities exporting food to China.

For further information refer to:

  • Plants Export Industry Advice Notice: IAN 2021–41 – Plant Export Operations – Updated requirements for food manufacturers exporting to China

  • Non-prescribed goods Market Access Advices: MAA 2021–07, MAA 2021-14, MAA2021-15 and MAA2021-18 – China: Dairy, fish, honey and edible non-prescribed goods: Chinese requirements for imported food and overseas food establishments from 1 January 2022

  • Meat Market Access Advice MAA2129* (PDF 270 KB) – China: Meat: New Chinese requirements for imported food and overseas food establishments from 1 January 2022

*Requires login to Micor meat. Exporters and affiliated industries can apply for a login.

The Department is seeking implementation guidance from China and is working on processes for implementation. Updated advice will be provided as soon as possible. For enquiries, email exportstandards@awe.gov.au

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Micor (Live animals) sets out the known importing country requirements that must be met to export live animals and reproductive material from Australia.

Exporters must also comply with Australian export legislation.

More information about export requirements for livestock, companion animals and reproductive material is available.

For information on how to export from Australia, visit Exporting from Australia.

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The Department

References to 'the Department' in entries mean the Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment. References to 'a Departmental officer', unless specified otherwise, mean an officer of the Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment with responsibility under Australian export legislation.

Disclaimer

Micor is regularly updated; however, importing countries may change their requirements without notice and may not inform the Department. It is important that exporters check requirements directly with the relevant government authority of the importing country.

Where an importing country issues an import permit, the exporter must ensure the animal meets any requirements in the permit.

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