On December 6, 2021, in a constituent update, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced measures to facilitate exports of certain food products to China in anticipation of changing Chinese regulations effective January 1, 2022. According to the FDA’s update, “in April 2021, China’s General Administration of Customs (GACC) announced new registration requirements that affect all overseas food manufacturers, processors, and storage facilities of food products exported to China.”
FDA is collecting information to facilitate the registration process before the January 1st effective date. Information should be submitted in the Export Listing Module (ELM) by December 17, 2021 to ensure FDA has it by the end of the year. Participation is voluntary, and FDA notes that it is “making this request as a precaution against potential trade disruption.”
Questions can be directed to the Export Certification Team at CFSANExportCertification@fda.hhs.gov.
More details can be found in the update here: