Vietnamese dairy products have been officially allowed into the Chinese market, according to a recent statement by the General Administration of Customs of China.
The document further said that based on Chinese law and the protocol signed between the Vietnam’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and the China’s General Administration of Customs, the import of Vietnamese milk into China was approved from October 16.
It stated that Vietnamese milk products exported to the Chinese market must meet the relevant testing requirements, including the Food Safety Law and the Law on the Entry and Exit Animal and Plant Quarantine of China, the protocol between the two countries, and other regulations in the supervision, quarantine and import and export of dairy products.
The dairy products allowed into China include processed foods where the main ingredient is processed cow's milk, pasteurised milk, sterilised milk, prepared milk, condensed milk, powdered milk, formula milk and others, it elaborated.
Chinese authorities also require Vietnamese dairy exporters to obtain approval from Vietnamese authorities and to carry out registration procedures with the General Administration of Customs of China. After that, dairy products must undergo China’s quarantine assessments to obtain a quarantine permit before being officially exported to the Chinese market.
In addition, China also makes specific requirements on hygiene certificates, packaging and brand awareness, and storage and transportation, among others.
Vietnam targets a rise from 120 million USD to 300 million USD in dairy export revenue to China in 2020./.