Some Chinese processors can export without checks
China's General Administration of Quality Supervision,
Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ) has announced that ten cooked poultry
processors will be the nation's first group of inspection-free
Exporters named include Beijing Huadu and Jilin Deda.
The move is aimed at stimulating produce exporters to focus on quality, to
ensure that Chinese products are competitive on the international market, AQSIQ
Producers can obtain an exemption from export inspections if they are
accredited under HACCP
protocols, and pass inspections at a rate of 100 percent
over three consecutive years.
Exemptions are granted for two years.
Data released last week from China's Ministry of Agriculture show that
China exported 173,700 metric tons of processed poultry valued at US$543 million
- up 13.78 percent and 12.34 percent year-on-year respectively, in the first
nine months of 2006.
About 96 percent of the processed poultry were shipped to Japan, South
Korea and Hong Kong.
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