The China General Administration of Customs tightened imported measures for frozen shrimp from Ecuador.


  • On 14 August, the China’s General Administration of Customs (GACC) announced (Notice of 93) stricter import measures for frozen shrimp from Ecuador. It will now require the local businesses to receive a certification from the authorities in the importing country to declare that sanitary controls have been putting in place for production, packaging and transportation of the products. In July, the packaging and containers of imported shrimp from Ecuador have been tested positive for COVID-19. Since then, the GACC has strengthened screening controls on imported products. The industry shall continue to monitor the progress of the issue development.
  • On 17 and 18 August, the GACC updated the list of meat eligible for export to China from countries or regions that meet the requirements of assessment and review. Temporary import suspension has been voluntarily raised by a New Zealand-based meat product exporter, a UK-based pork product exporter and a Canada-based pork product exporter. Meanwhile, importation of pork products from a Germany-based company has resumed. In addition, the importation of poultry products for certain Argentina-based companies has resumed with specific requirements.