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.
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