NZ: Assessing China’s revised food safety law
New Zealand-China Trade Association: China’s revised Food Safety Law (FSL) took effect on 1 October 2015. Whilst much of the reform and future enforcement is expected to be directed towards China’s domestic food producers, New Zealand food producers that export to China under any business model – including cross-border e-commerce – must ensure compliance.
Import Agents tasked with clearing Commodity, Inspection and Quarantine (CIQ) at the border and wholesale/retail channel partners will want to know that China standards are being met by Kiwi producers. Moreover, various implementation measures will be rolled out post 1 October 2015 for which new company practices and controls will likely have to be implemented.