Yolanda Li

Regulatory and Scientific Affairs Specialist

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China and USA Trade Relations Strained; Impacts USA Imports to China

Posted by Yolanda Li on Apr 4, 2018

On April 2, 2018, China State Council announced that, “China suspends the tariff reduction notice on a range of American imported products” in response to the US tariff decision on China imported steel and aluminium.

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Topics: China, United States, MOFCOM, tariff

China Reshuffles State Council Structure; Your Familiar Food Ministries Will Disappear

Posted by Yolanda Li on Mar 19, 2018


On March 17, 2018, the 13th National People’s Congress approved the institutional restructuring plan submitted by China State Council. In the plan, ministries are decreased by eight and State Council agencies are decreased by seven. Food-related ministries and bureaus will be reshuffled as follows.

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China Updates GB Standards for Contaminants and Mycotoxins in Foods

Posted by Yolanda Li on Apr 21, 2017

On April 14, 2017 National health and family planning commission of the People’s Republic of China (NHFPC) released No. 2017-4 notice (in Chinese), publishing GB 2761-2017 National food safety standard Mycotoxins in Food and GB 2762-2017 National food safety standard Maximum Levels of Contaminants in Foods. Both standards will enter into force on September 17, 2017 and will repeal their previous version GB 2761-2011 and GB 2762-2012.

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Topics: China, NHFPC, Food Contaminants

Singapore Food (Amendment) Regulations 2017 Effective from April 1

Posted by Yolanda Li on Apr 5, 2017

On March 30,  2017, the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) published Food (Amendment) Regulations 2017, which came into force on 1 April 2017.

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Topics: Singapore, AVA

China Food Additive Regulation Amendment Published

Posted by Yolanda Li on Mar 14, 2017

On February 28, 2017, National Health and Family Planning Commission of the PRC published “NHFPC 2017-1 Notice about new food additive Ammonium Carbonate, 9 new food flavor such as 6-Methylheptanal and enlarge usage scope of 2 food additives such as Sodium metabisulfite”. This notice acts as the fifth supplementary document for China food additive regulation GB2760-2014, published on December 24, 2014.

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Topics: China, NHFPC

New Safe Food Australia Guide Published

Posted by Yolanda Li on Nov 28, 2016

On November 21, 2016, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) published the third edition of Safe Food Australia. This guidance will help food regulators, businesses and consumers comply with the food standards.

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Topics: Food Safety, Australia

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