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China – World Trade Organisation – Sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) notification

The Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment wishes to bring to the attention of all seafood exporters a SPS notification from China on the Administrative measures on the inspection, quarantine, supervision and administration of imported and exported foods (G/SPS/N/CHN/1191).

A copy of the notification and unofficial English translation can be found here:

Download notification

Download the English translation: chn-sps-1191-unofficial-translation-december-2020 (Note the unofficial translation provides a legend at the top of the document indicating areas of change).

The department is seeking industry to review the attached regulation and advise the department on how the industry will be impacted. The department will submit comments and in the interest of meeting the deadline, they would appreciate that any comments you provide, reference the article number and indicate the specific impact of the measure.

Please direct your responses to by COB 4 January 2021.

The department apologises for the short notice but responses to the WTO are due by 11 January 2021.

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