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China Organic Certification 2014

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- Chinese Organic Standards
- Certification
- Labelling Rules
- Importing Rules

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China Organic Certification 2014

  1. 1. 1 Chinese Organic Standards Labelling Rules Certification Importing Rules
  2. 2. 2 Unified Certification Catalogue (Which product can be certified?) Unified Standard (GB/T19630-2011) Unified Implementation Rules (Who can certify, which rules apply?) Unified Certification Label (Marketing Management)
  3. 3. 3 19941994 • National Organic Standards were developed by the Ministry of Environmental Protection of PR China (MEP) 20042004 • The policymaking authority for China Organic Product was shifted from MEP to CNCA 20052005 • The China National Organic Standard (GB/T 19630-2005) was introduced on 19th January and took effect from 1st April together with the Administrative Measures for Organic Product Certification; Soon the Implementation Rules for Organic Product Certification was released 20122012 • GB/T 19630-2011 took effecting from 1st March of 2012 together with the revised Implementation Rules 20132013 • The Administrative Measures were revised and will be take effec from 1st April, 2014.
  4. 4. 4 Quality and Safety Law of Agricultural Products Administrative Measures for Organic Product Certification Implementation Rules for Organic Product Certification GB/T 19630-2011 Organic Products Food Safety Law of China Legislation or RuleLatest Version 2014.04 2012.03 2012.03 Content Law on the Safety of Raw Material from Agriculture Administration level related to organic Regulate the certification activity Specific standards for organic production Highest Legislation on processed (retail) Food Safety
  5. 5. 5 Structure Part 1: Production Part 2: Processing Part 3: Labeling and Marketing Part 4: Management System • Document Management • (Human) Resource Management • Internal Inspection • Traceability System and Product Recall • Complaint and Continuous Improvement
  6. 6. 6 • Grains, vegetables, fruits, nuts, beans, oil seeds, flowers, coffee, spice crops, other plants for textile, feedstuff, aromatic and tea, plants of TCM (except tabacco and goji-/wolfberries) Crops and Wild Plants • Live animal, its products and by-products (except honey) Livestock and Poultry • Fishes, crustaceans, invertebrates and aquatic vertebrates, aquatic plantsAquaculture • Many processed products made from the above materials, including wine, fiber, textiles Processed Products
  7. 7. 7 Apply to the CB approved by CNCA. 23 organic CB, 21 of which are approval to conduct certification according to China organic standard. You can find them on the website of CNCA: http://www.cnca.gov.cn
  8. 8. 8 In accordance with the provisions of the Implementation Rules. Among them, below listed should be accompanied in Chinese language: - Environmental quality report - Your operation’s description: maps, facilities, staff - Previous certifications - Description of used materials - Processing flow charts - Inputs in production and ingredients and additives in processing - Quality manual - Previous certification documents (non-compliance letter, maps, organic management system, etc.)
  9. 9. 9 Highlights of the Standard Environmental report/ result An environmental quality report must be provided. Air, soil and water quality must comply with GB/T 19630.1, and local laws, issued by the local competent authority. Own quality management The operation determines an internal inspector, sets up complaint handling procedures, continuous improvement and label control. Annual inspection The entire operation, incl. sub-contrators are visited, by an CCAA approved inspector; no special rules for „farmer groups“.
  10. 10. 10 Highlights of the Standard Sample testing Samples must be tested for all products applied for certification. Residues lead to a five-year revocation. Renewal application Delayed application for certification renewal leads to a one-year revocation. Strict non-compliance procedures After non-compliance detections these can be corrected within 30 days; failure to do so is followed by a one-year revocation. Continuous reporting to CNCA Application, inspection plans, inspection report, certification information are continuously reported to the authority and partly published. There are strict deadlines for each action.
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  12. 12. 12 Highlights of the Standard Labeling of raw material Raw material must be labeled and be accompanied by a transaction paper issued by the CB when sold. Labeling of retail packages Retail packages must use the mandatory seal and official label. Labeling of conversion products will no longer be allowed (from 1.4.14) Incorrect use of the label The use of the label beyond the applied for scope, leads to a five-year long revocation.
  13. 13. 13 Certified products on every sales packages must be marked with: • China Organic Product Logo The code consists of: • Unique Organic Code - Code of the CB • Certification Body’s - The year of production name or Logo - A random number
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  15. 15. 152014/02/13 Effective from 1st October, 2012, imported food into Mainland China should register to AQSIQ of China's for filing. (AQSIQ Decree No. 55) Overseas Exporters or Agents Imported Food Consignee within Borders 1) Register to AQSIQ filing system 1) Register to local CIQ as well as AQSIQ filing system * AQSIQ filing system: http://ire.eciq.cn/ (Chinese/English). 2) Obtain an application number and an inquiry number 3) Be registered to the system after information integrity (AQSIQ) 3) Be registered to the system after information integrity (local CIQ within 5 working days) 4) Be published on AQSIQ website: http://jckspaqj.aqsiq.gov.cn/ * NO fees will be charged by AQSIQ or CIQ during this procedure! 1. Application for Registration
  16. 16. 162014/02/13 2. Imported Commodity Inspection - Conventional and Organic Port Informed CIQ CIQ Onsite Inspection · Commercial Invoice · Customs Value Declaration · Freight Insurance/ Documents · Packing List · Certificate of Origin · Insurance Certificate · Health Certificate/Sanitary Certificate · All of the above documents · Copy of China Organic Certificate · Copy of Transaction Certificate · Certification Mark · Product Label May take samples from each shipment for health safety measures · Verify documents · Take sample to verify the conformity with GB/T 19630 in case of necessary Conventional product Organic product
  17. 17. 172014/02/13 1. Food Import Tariffs: 10% - 35% (tariff: CIF × tariff rate%); 2. Food Import VAT: 17% (VAT: (CIF + tariff) × 17%); Taxes should be paid in RMB. * 1st January, 2014, the Tariff Policy Committee of China has released 2014 Tariff Implementation for certain commodities. Please visit this website for SCDC’s official announcement: http://www.gov.cn/zwgk/2013-12/16/content_2548712.htm Import taxes will be levied for imported food at Chinese Custom
  18. 18. 18 Germany: CERES GmbH Vorderhaslach Nr. 1, D-91230 Happurg Germany Contact Person: Mrs. Regina Ordowski Tel: (00)49-551-70793941 Email: ordowski@ceres-cert.com www.ceres-cert.com China, Shanghai: CERES Shanghai RM 505, F5, No. 1023 Kongjiang Rd., Yangpu Distr. Shanghai 200093, PR China Contact Person: Ms. Gu Xiaofei Email: guxf@ceres-cert.cn Tel: (00)86-21-6148 3660 Tel: (00)86-21-6148 3663 www.ceres-cert.cn
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  21. 21. 21 CERES is accredited/ registered to certify according to the following standards: • Regulation (EC) 834/07 • NOP/ USDA • JAS Organic • GOTS • GLOBALG.A.P. • UTZ CERTIFIED etc. Now, we are also able to offer certification for China Organic Product according to GB/T 19630!

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