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Source: US Department of Agriculture Foreign Agricultural Service

On November 4, 2020 China notified a draft revised National Food Safety Standard for Paper and Paperboard Materials and Articles Intended to Come into Contact with Food to the World Trade Organization as G/SPS/N/CHN/1186. Once finalized, the revised standard will replace the current National Food Safety Standard for Papers, Paperboard Materials and Products Contacted with Food(GB4806.8-2016), which was issued in October 2016 and entered into force a half year later. Compared to the current standard, the revised standard revises certain terms and definitions, sensory requirements, physical and chemical indicators, and other technical requirements. 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 January 3, 2021. This report contains an unofficial translation of the draft standard.

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