Exports to China

The growth opportunities for UK food companies looking to export in 2020 and beyond is immense, no more so than China. Food exports to China has grown 41% since 2016 and is now valued at £184.2M. For the last decade or so China has seen significant increases in per capita income and demand for quintessentially British foods continues at a pace. 

 

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Barriers to exporting to China. 

Whilst the export figures from the UK to China are certainly very impressive there are significant obstacles to contend with when considering exporting to China. 

There are strict government guidelines that must be adhered to before any UK food products can be sold in China, samples need to be sent to be tested and approved by the Quarantine Bureau. 

Areas of complexity to consider:

  • Documents – variation in documentation required for different types of foods for customs & CIQ declaration.
  • Regional differences–different port of entry by either sea or air has different procedures and understanding of the rules & regulations lead to difficulties in preparing import documents
  • Labelling -All food products must be labelled with simplified Chinese, which must have accurate information required to comply with the national standard.

Providing you with a one-stop-shop that can assist with overcoming the complexities of exporting food products to China

Delivering a full supply chain solution with all the necessary logistical services are integrated into one solution.  From bonded warehousing, customs procedures, labelling we have you covered. 

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Valued added services

Professional compliance consultation services, including, basic standard interpretation, import admission policy, Chinese label consultation, formulation adjustment, product technical standard and intellectual protection are just some of the value added services we can provide.We provide comprehensive expertise in customs, commodity and quarantine inspection, rules and regulation from various government related organizations, such as Ministry of Agriculture and Ministry of Commerce.

  • Full compliance review services include,
  • Chinese label verification
  • HS Code justification
  • Product entry approval
  • Organic certification
  • Genetic certification
  • Health certification
  • Other import certification required for food products into China
  • Import license application
  • Intellectual property related application and protection

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