General food importation into China includes various sub-categories such as alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, vegetable oils, fruits and vegetables, breakfast cereal, coffee, meat, dairy products, spices, candies, biscuits, protein powder, and many more.
Most general food is imported according to Chinese General Standards, also known as GB standards. There are several certifications needed for importation of general food, for example, CFNA Automatic Import Certificate, CNCA Registration and GMO Safety Certification. In addition, certain products such as diary products and meat are highly regulated, whereas other industries have few import requirements.
Knudsen&Co provides regulatory compliance guidance for general food import including GMO safety certification, organic food certification, and Automatic Import Certificate.