Two GAIN Reports about Decree 248 were recently published by the ATO in Beijing. There is a June 30 deadline for certain companies to register in CIFER if they want to avoid stopped shipments to the PRC. Read more in the below reports:
Report Name: Decree 248 Changes and the June 30 Deadline
Report Highlights: The General Administration of Customs of China (GACC) has alerted importers that certain overseas facilities should “complete” their registration by June 30, 2023. Facilities seeking to minimize potential trade disruptions should upload relevant information into CIFER by June 23, 2023. Products arriving in the People’s Republic of China (PRC) after June 30 from facilities with registrations that produce certain categories of products and whose registration applications are not “complete” may be at risk of not being able to clear customs. Exporters should work with their suppliers and importers to confirm whether their products are susceptible to the risks associated with the June 30 deadline. Please note that exporters of U.S. meat, poultry, dairy, and seafood products should continue following procedures for exporting to China as outlined by relevant U.S. food safety regulators (i.e., FSIS and FDA).
Report Highlights: Exporters are encouraged to verify that their suppliers, production, and/or cold storage facilities are registered with the General Administration of Customs of China (GACC) prior to shipping food and agricultural products to the People's Republic of China (PRC). If the shipment is detained due to a registration issue, FAS may not be able to facilitate clearing detained shipments. U.S. government agencies are working with the PRC to minimize burdens arising from various registration requirements enumerated in PRC GACC Decree 248. Exporters of U.S. meat, poultry, dairy, and seafood products should continue following procedures outlined by relevant U.S. food safety regulators (i.e., FSIS and FDA).