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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 by November 13, 2020. This report contains an unofficial translation of the draft standard.