Australian Food & Grocery Council

China Market industry Guide

Many food exporters find themselves overwhelmed by the complexity of China’s food import regulations and bureaucracy. Geographical, cultural and language barriers can present further challenges to understanding the opportunity landscape in China.

The defining point of reference for exporters are be the China Food Safety Law (2015) to which most China food import controls and regulations are subordinate to and the recently released China
e-Commerce Law (2018) which came into effect on 1 January 2019.

This Industry Guide and accompanying Case Study provides an overview and scope of what is required to secure sustainable China market access for food exports.

Topics covered include:

  • China Food Safety Law and e-Commerce Law
  • Relevant China regulatory bodies, including key roles and responsibilities
  • General Administration of Customs of China food import management systems, controls and sanctions
  • Various models used to facilitate import pathways

Download the Guide.
 

Accessing the China Market Seminar Series

The Australian Food and Grocery Council is delivering an Accessing the China Market seminar series in 2018-19, featuring some of Australia’s leading experts in this space.  The seminars cover:

  • Different pathways available for exporting food to China.
  • Updates on China food import safety regulations and compliance which include the recently released China E-commerce law.
  • Various non-tariff barriers that need to be managed when exporting to China.

Presentations from the event series are available to download below.

ACCESSING THE CHINA MARKET
PETER VERRY, Managing Director, Peloris Global Sourcing Pty Ltd

EXPORTING FOOD AND BEVERAGE TO CHINA
CHRIS MORLEY, Senior Advisor, Agribusiness and Food, Austrade

CHINA MARKET ACCESS: A GOVERNMENT PERSPECTIVE
BRETT HUGHES, Trade and Market Access Division, Department of Agriculture and Water Resources