China tightens control of frozen goods, the Ministry of Industry and Trade recommends urgently


On January 21, the Asia-Africa Market Department (Ministry of Industry and Trade) informed about China measures to control and prevent the Covid-19 epidemic spread through imported goods are applied.

According to the Ministry of Industry and Trade, recent authorities China has announced the conduct of epidemic prevention and inspection of goods transported in conventional containers due to concerns that the Covid-19 epidemic is easily spread across the border when the temperatures drop in winter and spring.

The inspection measures include taking samples of imported goods in containers for inspection and testing; sterilization of the loading and unloading of goods on import containers; implement epidemic prevention spray disinfection for empty containers during cleaning, loading and unloading goods. The inspection and disinfection to prevent epidemics for container trucks as well as the packaging of goods on the vehicle are also done similar to the above process.

China tightens the quarantine of frozen goods by Covid-19 – Illustration

The government of Guangxi, China (which has a border with 4 provinces of Quang Ninh, Lang Son, Cao Bang, Ha Giang) has also issued a number of requests to strengthen management of frozen food import activities. Accordingly, if imported frozen food products do not have all the following papers, they will not be allowed to be sold on the market, including: Certificate of testing and quarantine of imported goods; certified sterilization; certification of legal traceability information and confirmation of a Covid-19 negative nucleic acid assay.

The frozen food products imported into Guangxi through the border gates and seaports, when being stored, consumed and processed in the area, must be imported into the local centralized supervision warehouse, strictly taking acid samples. nucleic, full surface sterilization, traceability of goods. Products that have done the above work in other provinces and cities of China still have to be stored in warehouse for comparison, then can be sold or processed.

Therefore, the Ministry of Industry and Trade recommends that enterprises producing and trading in agricultural and aquatic products to export to the Chinese market strengthen the quality supervision of goods, avoid violating Chinese regulations on quality standards, quarantine testing, and food safety contribute to a more favorable customs clearance process.

The Ministry of Industry and Trade is also working closely with the ministries of Vietnam to exchange with the Chinese side to facilitate import and export activities between the two countries.



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