Archive for June, 2012

26.06.2012 Market Access News Comments Off on Electronic Import Permits for China

Electronic Import Permits for China

DAFF Biosecurity has advised in their Industry Advice Notice No.2012/26 that China has now adopted a new procedure for issuing electronic import permits. DAFF’s Agricultural Counsellor in Beijing has confirmed that the new electronic permits recently issued by Shanghai Quarantine Authorities which do not contain signatures or official stamps are authentic.
Exporters are advised to refer to MICoR (readily accessible from the Trade and Market Access tab on the GIMAF website) to check for all certification requirements and import conditions.

18.06.2012 Market Access News Comments Off on Vietnam’s Law on Food Saftey

Vietnam’s Law on Food Saftey

DAFF issued an IAN on 13 June 2012 regarding a new law implemented on 11 June 2011 by Vietnam in relation to imported food products. Unfortunately Vietnam has not provided much clarity about the implications of the new law although it has been advised that ‘existing requirements will remain the basis for trade in food’. As there are no guidelines available and it is important that exporters understand the conditions it would be appreciated if any commercial disruption be notified immediatately incurred to either GIMAF or DAFF. Further IAN’s will be posted as information becomes available on this issue.