Tightened controls implemented on imported food as the second wave emerged at wholesale market in Beijing.


  • On 18 June, the General Administration of Customs China (GACC) reported that the inspection of COVID-19 has been conducted on the imported products, including seafood, meat, frozen vegetables, temperature-controlled industrial products and all were tested negative. Moving forward, the GACC will continue its efforts in risk assessment and analysis to maintain food safety of imported foods.
  • It was reported that some food exporters have been informed to declare that their products are not contaminated by COVID-19. This declaration requirement is expected to bring challenges to the food exporters and they are advised to actively monitor the progress of the issue development and comply with the mandatory requirements.
  • In addition, the GACC has decided to temporarily halt the importation of a few products, including poultry products from a UK and US based meat processors and imported products from a Brazilian beef exporter. It was reported that these establishments have been hit by COVID-19.