In April 2021, the General Administration of Customs of China (GACC) released two revised decrees;
The first decree is the "GACC Decree 248: Regulations on the Registration and Administration of Overseas Producers of Imported Food", which will require all overseas food manufacturers, processors, and storage facilities to register with the General Administration of Customs of China (GACC).
The second decree is the "GACC Decree 249: Administrative Measures on Import and Export Food Safety" , which covers a broad range of requirements on food exports to China, including overseas facilities registration, record filing by importers and exporters, quarantine and inspection, and product labeling.
According to the provisions of GACC Decree 249 Article 15, the GACC registration number of overseas production enterprises needs to be printed on the Chinese Labeling of imported food, then can pass the China Customs Clearance process normally.
Both Decree 248 and Decree 249 are slated to enter into force on January 1, 2022.
If the overseas enterprise of imported food does not have a branch in China, should appoint a CRA(Chinese Representative Agent) to apply GACC registration.