Some Chinese processors can export without checks

05-12-2006 | |

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.

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 said.
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.