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Source: US Department of Agriculture Foreign Agricultural Service

On September 14, 2020 China notified a draft revised National Food Safety Standard for Metal Materials and Articles for Food Contact to the World Trade Organization as G/SPS/N/CHN/1170. Once finalized, the revised standard will replace the current National Food Safety Standard GB4806.9-2016. Compared to the current standard, the revised standard modifies certain terms and definitions, the raw material requirements, and the label identification requirements, among other changes. China has not announced a proposed date of entry into force of the revised standard. Comments can be sent to China’s SPS Enquiry Point at sps@customs.gov.cn by November 13, 2020. This report contains an unofficial translation of the draft standard.

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