In the past decade, China has grown exponentially with regards to its balance of trade, as shown by the number of multi-lateral agreements it entered with different countries through the WTO. Due to the cheap products purchased by developed countries from China, the latter had a rapid growth in its export industry.
As a result, China’s goods are at every nook and cranny all over the world, but one aspect of its import business that is encountering some difficulties especially on its safety standard is the Food Import sector. Nobody can forget how the food export of China was held to a standstill for fear of contamination brought about by the Melamine Milk Crisis.
As a result, countries like the United States have toughened its restrictions when screening food imports from China. To reciprocate, China, through its General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (ASQIQ) also increased its restrictions and inspections of foods that are coming in from other countries.
China has also imported food heavily to cater to the tastes of the young Chinese. Also, since the economy is improving, the nouveau rich has adopted the tastes of its Western counterparts. The food safety issue however has taken a different tact, China is so serious that it requires first time exporters of wine and other food items to comply with the standards set by AQSIQ. Imported food would undergo a strict inspection process specially those came from a long journey.
For those who are interested in the China Food import business, it is important to check the latest regulations on safety and inspection. Continuous attendance and updates on food trade and expos would give an insight on China’s Food import. There are still many opportunities to export food to China as the population is gaining economic power to spend for things that are quite new to them such as food. If you are interested in the China Food Market, check our website.