As the lockdown being lifted, China is navigating its return to normalcy.

MEASURES

  • China’s focus is now shifted to boost the economy in the country.
  • A total of 96.6% of China’s large and medium-sized enterprises have resumed production. The resume of production in WuHan province was scheduled in relation to business nature and the risk of area of the business operates.
  • The government also announced that robust measures will be taken to protect businesses, especially the small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) which affected by the virus outbreak.

IMPACT ON FOOD SUPPLY CHAIN

With the pandemic caused by COVID-19, various changes are expected to be observed in the food supply chain.

 

  • More traditional retail consumers started adopting online purchase for their necessities and groceries during the previous lockdown.
  • Further development to improve the supply chain’s infrastructure are expected to be rolled out in order to enhance existing food supply chain in daily life and during crisis.
  •  Stricter food safety requirements will be enforced. In March 2020, The State Administration of Market Regulation published an announcement on the strengthening of quality control of chilled and frozen food products.