AQSIQ Announcement No.183 about Administrative Measures on Entry Inspection and Quarantine of Aquatic Animals
The China General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ) announced a newly amended Administrative Measures on Entry Inspection and Quarantine of Aquatic Animals on 26 July 2016, which will be effective from 1 September 2016, (link to summary translation highlighting changes below).
Wayne Haggar (Deputy Chair STAG) emailed the Department of Agriculture seeking clarification on the following points:
The department have responded to these questions advising that based on the responses they received from industries to their notification of Decree No. 44 (above legislation) they had sought clarification from China on enactment and required processes to comply with the new regulations. Unfortunately to date they have not received any reply from AQSIQ.
We are continuing to work with the Department to seek an urgent response from AQSIQ that Australian seafood will not be refused entry based on non registration of the export establishment under the new legislation requirements, along with clarification on the above points.
VIEW TRANSLATION OF SUMMARY OF CHANGES
The Law of the People’s Republic of China on the Protection of Wildlife was passed by the National People’s Congress in 1988. It was first amended in 2004 and secondly amended on 2 July 2016. The second amendment shall enter into force on 1 January 2017. Below are major differences between the old and the newly amended laws. The yellow highlights are the areas which do not exist in the old law.
To view the differences between the old and the newly amended laws on the protection of wildlife, please see full report here
Below is a summary translation of an article from Shanghai CIQ, under China General Administration for Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ).
6 June 2016, Shanghai CIQ
With respect to recent concerns by enterprises of cross-border ecommerce about border entry of meat and aquatic products by bonded ecommerce, to support pilot projects of cross-border ecommerce (CBEC) in Shanghai, below is the announcement of the requirements for quarantine and inspection on the border entry of meat and aquatic products.
1. Filing of importer and offshore exportersImporters and offshore exporters shall complete the work for filing on record, in accordance with AQSIQ Announcement No. 55-2012 on Administrative Provisions on Filing of Importers and Exporters of Import Foods, and Administrative Provisions on Recording of Import and Marketing of Import Foods, and AQSIQ Announcement No. 98-2015 on Launch of Updated System for Filing of Importers and Exporters. The above information of filing procedure will be available on the Shanghai CIQ website (http://www.shciq.gov.cn).
2. Scope of meat and aquatic products for bonded cross-border ecommerce CBECThe products shall be in accordance with the CBEC list announced by 11 ministries and commissions of the Chinese government.
4. Inspection and quarantine facilitation measures
5. Other items
List of meat and aquatic products required for quarantine approval:
For report with Annex click here: