Announcement No. 63 of the General Administration of Customs in 2022 (announcement on inspection and quarantine requirements for imported Brazilian peanuts)
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According to the relevant laws and regulations of China and the protocol between the General Administration of Customs of the people’s Republic of China and the Ministry of agriculture, animal husbandry and food supply of the Federal Republic of Brazil on the phytosanitary requirements for the export of Brazilian shelled peanuts to China, the import of Brazilian peanuts meeting the following relevant requirements is allowed from now on:
 
I. inspection and quarantine basis
 
(1) biosafety law of the people’s Republic of China;
 
(2) the law of the people’s Republic of China on entry and exit animal and plant quarantine and its implementation regulations, the food safety law of the people’s Republic of China and its implementation regulations;
 
(III) measures of the people’s Republic of China for the administration of import and export food safety;
 
(IV) protocol between the General Administration of Customs of the people’s Republic of China and the Ministry of agriculture, animal husbandry and food supply of the Federal Republic of Brazil on phytosanitary requirements for the export of Brazilian shelled peanuts to China.
 
II. Name of goods allowed to enter the country
 
For the purpose of this announcement, peanut (areas hypogaea L.) refers to the shelled peanut seeds produced in Brazil, which are exported to China for processing and are not used for planting.
 
III. permitted origin
 
All over Brazil.
 
IV. enterprise registration
 
Peanut exporters and warehousing enterprises exported to China shall register with the General Administration of Customs of the people’s Republic of China (hereinafter referred to as”the Chinese side”) to ensure that they meet the requirements of China’s inspection and quarantine. The Ministry of agriculture, animal husbandry and food supply of the Federal Republic of Brazil (hereinafter referred to as”Brazil”) shall provide the list of exporters and warehousing enterprises to China in advance. China will publish the list of relevant enterprises on the website.
 
V. pests of concern to China
 
Peanuts exported to China shall not carry the following pests of concern to China:
 
  1. Callosobruchus analis
 
  2. Solenopsis invicta
 
  3. Passion fruit woodiness virus
 
  4. Cowpea mild mottle virus
 
  5. Bean common mosaic virus
 
  6. Bean yellow mosaic virus
 
Vi. product production and export requirements
 
(I) production requirements.
 
Pakistan should supervise enterprises to establish an integrated pest control system (IPM) to reduce the incidence of pests of concern to China.
 
Peanuts exported to China should meet the requirements of China’s entry plant quarantine laws and regulations, food safety and other national standards, without soil, and should not deliberately add or mix other grains and foreign impurities.
 
(II) pre export inspection and quarantine.
 
Pakistan should supervise enterprises to take screening and other impurity removal measures during the collection, storage and transportation of peanuts or before shipment to ensure that the peanuts exported to China are free of plant residues, impurities and dangerous toxic and harmful weed seeds.
 
Before exporting each batch of peanuts, laboratory tests should be carried out to ensure that the following pests are not carried:egg fruit lignification virus passage fruit woodiness virus, cowpea mild mottle virus, bean common mosaic virus, bean yellow mosaic virus.
 
Each batch of peanuts exported to China should be tested for aflatoxin to ensure that it meets the requirements of China’s national food safety standards.
 
(III) certificate requirements.
 
For goods that meet the requirements, Pakistan should issue a phytosanitary certificate and indicate in English in the additional statement:”the consignment meets the phytosanitary requirements described in the Peanut Protocol from Brazil to China and is free from the quarantine pests co“This batch of goods meets the requirements of the protocol on phytosanitary requirements for Brazilian peanuts exported to China, without quarantine pests of concern to China”, and the enterprise name, registration number and container number are indicated. If live insects are found, they should be fumigated before export, and the treatment indicators should be indicated on the plant quarantine certificate.
 
(IV) packaging and transportation requirements.
 
Peanuts exported to China must be packed to avoid leakage during transportation. The packaging materials must be clean and unused, free of toxic and harmful substances.
 
Each package shall have at least one label, indicating the enterprise name, registration number, and”shelled peanuts exported from Brazil to the people’s Republic of China” and”shelled peanuts from Brazil to be exported to the people’s Republic of China” in both Chinese and English. Containers carrying peanuts must be cleaned.
 
VII. Entry inspection and quarantine
 
(I) certificate verification.
 
  1. Check whether it comes from a registered enterprise;
 
  2. Check whether the plant quarantine certificate is true and valid.
 
(II) goods inspection.
 
In accordance with relevant laws, administrative regulations, rules and other provisions, and in combination with Articles 5 and 6 of these requirements, peanuts are subject to inspection and quarantine, and are allowed to enter the country after passing the inspection.
 
VIII. Handling of nonconformities
 
(1) if there is no valid plant quarantine certificate, it shall be returned or destroyed;
 
(2) those from unregistered enterprises shall be returned or destroyed;
 
(3) if unapproved genetically modified ingredients are found, they shall be returned or destroyed;
 
(4) if aflatoxin and other safety and health items exceed the limit of China’s national food safety standards, they shall be returned or destroyed;
 
(V) if pests of concern to China listed in this announcement are found, relevant goods are allowed to enter the country after effective pest control treatment. If there is no effective pest control treatment method, they will be returned or destroyed.
 
Other cases that do not meet the requirements of China’s entry animal and plant quarantine shall be dealt with in accordance with relevant laws and regulations.
 
It is hereby announced.
 
General Administration of Customs
 
July 19, 2022
 
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