20 Dec 2019
What are the Required Procedures When Looking to Import Meat-Based Pet Food into China?
Should a business seek to import pet food (containing raw meat) into China, it must first apply to the designated approval body and secure an Animal / Plant Import and Quarantine Permit before proceeding to sign any related contract or agreement. Once this is in place, it is then possible to proceed to the required customs declaration and import formalities. If the approval formalities related to any required quarantine have not been completed, the goods in question may be refused entry or destroyed.
It should also be noted that, in line with the most recent reforms, the China Customs service now has overall responsibility for the inspection, quarantine and, ultimately, clearance of all imported goods.