U.S. exporters of dairy products to China are subject to importing country listing requirements for manufacturers or processors as a precondition of market access.  Recently, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Certification and Accreditation Administration of the People’s Republic of China (CNCA), formally establishing a registration process for U.S. food manufacturers who export certain foods to China.  FDA also issued guidance for industry on how to establish and maintain a list of U.S. milk and milk products, infant formula, and formulas for young children manufacturers or processors.

In this post we summarize the key legal requirements for exporting dairy products to China.

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Partner Roy Zou and Senior Associate Jessie Xie from our Beijing office contributed to this post. 

We recently learned that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), in coordination with the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR), intends to submit comments on the draft rules implementing changes to the Chinese food safety laws. Any companies that are interested in submitting comments have until Feb 19, 2016 (Friday) to share comments with USDA.

We provide a brief summary of the proposed changes and identify the specific questions for which USDA is requesting comments. Click here to read more.