Over 600 local companies eye registering with GACC to export Agri products

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Lorries loaded with export cargoes are pictured at the Muse trade post on the Myanmar-China border.

More than 600 companies including rice, broken rice, corn and banana exporting firms are making efforts to register with the General Administration of Customs of the People’s Republic of China to export over 1,600 items.
At present, 62 rice and broken rice companies, 112 corn exporting companies and 32 banana exporters have already registered with GACC. Other companies are making efforts to register for pineapple, avocado, pomelo and soybeans.
The competent authorities of the Plant Protection Division under the Department of Agriculture are helping the exporting companies, organizations and individuals to register with GACC for agricultural products such as rice, broken rice, corn and banana.
The agricultural products that have a government-to-government agreement grasp a strong market share.
The relevant authorities for the registration with GACC are the Agriculture Department, the Livestock Breeding and Veterinary Department, the Fisheries Department and the Food and Drug Administration.
Only the goods from the registered businesses will be allowed for export to China starting from 1 Jan 2022, according to Notifications 248 and 249 of the GACC.
As of 30 September, 1,022 companies and factories submitted 1,850 applications to the GACC, according to the GACC’s statement.
The individuals executing edible oil, oilseeds, stuffed pastry products, edible bird’s nest and related products, edible grains, grains milling industrial products and malt, fresh and dehydrated vegetables, dried beans, plant species, nuts and seeds, dried fruits, unroasted coffee and cocoa bean, special dietary food excluding milk-based formula, functional foods, bee products, aquatic products including farm products, animal products and animal feed and livestock animals businesses need to apply for GACC licences to place their goods in China’s market. — TWA/GNLM

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