Source: US Department of Agriculture Foreign Agricultural Service
On September 23, 2020, China notified revised draft Measures on Supervision and Management of Food Labeling to the World Trade Organization as G/TBT/N/CHN 1401.Add.1. A previous draft of the measures was released by the State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) for public comment on November 20, 2019 and notified to the World Trade Organization on December 12, 2019 as G/TBT/N/CHN 1401. SAMR released the currently notified draft (G/TBT/N/CHN 1401.Add.1) for domestic comment on July 27, 2020. Compared to the previous draft, the revised draft modifies the product scope with the addition of special foods and food additives, as well as adding a chapter on special foods. The measures are intended to apply to both imported and domestically produced products. China has not announced a comment deadline, a point of contact for submission of comments, nor a proposed date of entry into force for the measures. This report contains an unofficial translation of the revised draft measures.