11.7.3 China – Food – Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Protocols of understanding for conditions applicable to beef and pork have been established between Canada and China.Exporters should be awar e that, as part of their import inspection procedures, the Chinese authorities could test shipments for the presence of pathogens, parasites, heavy metals, pesticide and veterinary drug residue and other toxic and harmful substances. According to the Chinese law, shipments that are found positive will either be returned to the country of origin or destroyed. Import privileges of affected establishments will be suspended.China has specific labelling requirements. The operator/exporter bear full responsibility to ensure that applicable labelling requirements are met (including accurate translation). Available details are provided in Annex B for information only. All concerned should also be aware that information in Annex B can be modified without prior notice.Registration of exporters/agents: The exporters or agents should be registered with the General Administration. Annex E shows the registration details required and the format to be used by interested parties when they register. The operators of establishments eligible to export to China should send the required information directly to Chinese authorities by E-mail to: h_cert@ciq.org.cn and copy to h_cert@yahoo.com.cn and confirm with their importers that all applicable requirements have been fulfilled to the satisfaction of the Chinese authorities.

Source: 11.7.3 China – Food – Canadian Food Inspection Agency