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Establishment registration changes for China

If you currently export fish and fish products to China and wish to continue, you need to take action by 31 December 2022.


Note: this does not apply to establishments that are only exporting live fish.  If you are registered for exporting fish and fish products in any other format such as chilled, frozen, dried, value-added etc. then you do need to be aware of these changes.


On 1 January 2022, new arrangements for listing establishments preparing or storing fish for export to China (Decree 248) came into force.  Decree 248 requires that overseas manufacturers of fish and fish products that are imported to China (from all countries) need to obtain GACC registration and listing on the China Import Food Enterprise Registration (CIFER) system.


For seafood establishments that previously appeared on the GACC website before the implementation of Decree 248, your registrations have already been moved into the CIFER system. However, this registration now has an expiry date of 31 December 2022.


Read more on the STAG alert. 

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