China

Find market access requirement documents for exporting animal products, organic products, processed food products, and wine to China.

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Animal products

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China OMAR


OMAR notifications

Reference number and title

Issue date

21/012 China Certification of Infant and Young Children Formula Samples for Product Registration 8/6/2021
21/001 China: COVID-19 measures for exports 15/1/2021

20/018 Registration documents: Specified markets

11/12/2020

20/013 Cross-border E-commerce Requirements for Specified Markets

24/09/2020

19/027 China: Meat and meat products halal

4/09/2019

18/017 Animal product from RMP operations: Specified markets

4/10/2018

17/018 Alternative MPI certification

31/05/2017


For your information (FYIs)

FYI reference number and title

Issue date

F29/21 Proposed new label requirements for solid beverage products exported to China [PDF, 192 KB] 7/7/2021
F15/21 China Covid -19 import measures [PDF, 333 KB] 26/2/2021
F67/20 Cold storage of meat destined for export to China – update 1 2/12/2020

F23/20 China paperless certification pilot for dairy products

19/5/2020

F15/20 Caution against export of product with misleading information and claims

17/4/2020

F6/20 Proposed requirements for export of pet food to China

21/2/2020

 

Other information

Dairy products

Issue date

Exporting Dairy Products to China using Different Channels

 28/6/2021

CNCA dairy register – addition request

 

CNCA dairy register – modification request

 

CNCA dairy register – deletion request

 

Registration confirmation information form for modified, sterilised, and disinfected milk

 

Registration confirmation information form for fermented milk

 

Registration confirmation form for pasteurised milk

 

CNCA infant formula register – addition request

 

CNCA infant formula register – modification request

 

CNCA infant formula register – deletion request

 

Imported milk-based infant and follow-on formula (formula milk powder and liquid) overseas production enterprise registration Application Form

 

CNCA notice on renewal of registration for overseas infant formula manufacturers

2018


Pet food

Issue date

Export of processed pet food ingredients and retail-ready pet food to China

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Export of frozen raw materials for further processing into pet food to China

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Meat and velvet verification

Issue date

Relationship matrix for NZ establishments listed for export of meat products to China  effective 1 October 2020

(This is also called the establishments' relationship matrix)

23/09/2020

Designated MPI official veterinarians/authorised person for NZ establishments listed for export of meat products to China effective 1 October 2020

(This is also called the meat signatories matrix)

23/9/2020

Designated MPI official veterinarians/authorised person for NZ establishments listed for export of velvet and deer antler products to China

(This is also called the velvet signatories list)

4/9/2018


GACC documents for import or market placement

Issue date

List of Measures for the Supervision and Administration of the Risk Levels, Inspection and Quarantine of Non-Edible Animal Products Entering China (guidance)

 

China OMAR amendment history

Amendments

Issue date

China OMAR amendment 8

21/1/2021

China OMAR amendment 7

24/09/2020

Processed food products

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For your information (FYIs)

FYI reference number and title

Issue Date

F29/21 Proposed new label requirements for solid beverage products exported to China [PDF, 192 KB] 7/7/2021
F18/21 Proposed requirements for export of plant-based pet food to China [PDF, 174 KB] 16/3/2021
F15/21 China Covid -19 import measures [PDF, 333 KB] 26/2/2021
F06/21 China: Fresh and frozen fruit and vegetables [PDF, 147 KB] 26/1/2021

F15/20 Caution against export of product with misleading information and claims [PDF, 167 KB]

17/4/2020


GB standards

Exporters should also refer to national standards (known as Guo Biao or GB standards). Some translated versions are available on this web page.


Cross-border e-commerce (CBEC)

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OMAR notification

20/13 Cross-border E-commerce requirements for specified markets


Other information

Cross-border e-commerce (CBEC) lists for all products

Issue date

China cross-border e-commerce (CBEC) retail imports list

(This is also known as the 'Positive List')

16/5/2019

Animal and plant products prohibited from being carried or mailed into China

(This is also known as the ‘Negative List')

16/5/2019

GB standards

Expand to view some translated China Guo Biao (GB) national standards for food products.

China has a number of national standards (known as Guo Biao or GB standards), such as for health foods, food additives, and packaging and labelling. All foods exported to China need to meet GB standards.

MPI has obtained translated versions of some of China’s GB standards. Note that:

  • they are only intended as guides
  • exporters should liaise with their importers for details
  • MPI does not take responsibility for inaccuracies in these translations
  • some of the standards may have been updated or replaced.
Title Translation date
China GB Standard A.1: Laws and regulations [PDF, 1.2 MB]  1/9/2015
China GB Standard A.2: Multiple food categories [PDF, 2.8 MB]  1/9/2015
China GB Standard A.3: Dairy [PDF, 1.3 MB]  1/9/2015
China GB Standard A.4: Fruit and vegetable [PDF, 889 KB]  1/9/2015
China GB Standard A.5: Seafood [PDF, 1.5 MB]  1/9/2015
China GB Standard A.6: Meat [PDF, 1.2 MB]  1/9/2015
China GB Standard A.7: Wine and beverage [PDF, 1.9 MB]  1/9/2015
China GB Standard A.8: Processed goods [PDF, 566 KB]  1/9/2015
China GB Standard A.9: Natural and health foods [PDF, 1.4 MB]  1/9/2015
China GB Standard A.10: Uses of food additives [PDF, 14 MB]  1/9/2015

Organic products

MPI has not negotiated entry conditions for organic products exported to this market.

Find out about exporting organics

Wine

MPI has not negotiated entry conditions for wine exported to this market.

Find out about exporting New Zealand grape wine

China market and trade information

New Zealand's relationship with China – Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

China market information – NZ Trade and Enterprise

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