China Customs Implements GTIN Reporting Function in “Single Window” Declaration

The China General Administration of Customs (GAC) has announced the implementation of the GTIN Reporting function in its "Single Window" customs declaration system, which was rolled out on 1st August 2019.

Deputy Head of the State Administration of Market Regulation Sun Meijun have stated that China will tighten safety controls on imported food products. China's amended food safety regulation is set to take effect on 1st December, which includes more rigorous measures to control food safety and strengthen the responsibility of food importers.

In addition, entry-exit inspection and quarantine authorities will need to take effective measures to return, destroy or ban imported products when there are significant risks, or when such products come from regions hit by major food safety crises.

Imports of fruits, aquatic products and pork into China have all increased by approximately 40 percent year on year in the first three quarters, however 2.9 percent of imported food products were not up to standard.

GS1 Malaysia is working with GS1 China to provide the required product information of all products traded in China, therefore all members are urgently requested to furnish GS1 Malaysia with your latest product information via our product submission portal, found here:

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