The General Administration of Customs of the People’s Republic of China hereby announces the new inspection and quarantine requirements for the import of Polish beef, according to national laws, regulations, and the bilateral protocol between the General Administration of Customs of the People’s Republic of China and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of the Republic of Poland. These requirements take immediate effect.
1.Inspection and Quarantine Basis
The inspection and quarantine requirements for imported Polish beef are based on national laws, regulations, departmental rules, and the bilateral protocol between the General Administration of Customs of the People’s Republic of China and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of the Republic of Poland.
2.Permitted Import Products
Only frozen, edible, deboned beef from cattle under 30 months old is permitted for import. This excludes the cheek muscles, head muscles, diaphragm, minced meat, ground meat, corner material, mechanically separated meat, and beef by-products.
3.Production Company Requirements
Companies exporting beef to China, including those involved in slaughter, segmentation, processing, and storage, must operate under the supervision of Polish officials and comply with Chinese, Polish, and European Union veterinary hygiene and public health regulations.
4.Inspection and Quarantine Requirements
These include animal disease management, conditions for cattle used in the production of beef for China, processing requirements, and storage requirements.
Each container of beef exported to China should be accompanied by at least one original veterinary health certificate. This certificate should prove that the batch of products complies with the relevant contents of Chinese and Polish veterinary and public health laws and regulations and the bilateral protocol.
6.Packaging, Storage, Transportation, and Labeling Requirements
The packaging, storage, and transportation processes should all meet the relevant sanitary requirements of China, Poland, and the European Union to prevent contamination by pathogenic microorganisms or toxic and harmful substances.
This announcement comes into effect from July 10, 2023. All importers, exporters, and related entities should comply with these regulations for the import of Polish beef to China.