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China (People's Republic of) - Export requirements for milk and dairy products

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Eligible/ineligible product


Pre-export approvals by the competent authority of the importing country


China Decrees 248 and 249

CIFER profiles (also called accounts)

CFIA application form

Registration and other processes in CIFER

Note: CFIA is unable to implement any changes to the CIFER system or processes as it is developed and maintained by GACC.

Verifying establishment registration in CIFER


Note: For products that do not require other approvals apart from CIFER, (for example, ice cream) the manufacturer does not need to be on the list of the establishments and the standard health certificate can be issued. Furthermore, China also requires a certificate of origin for these products. The exporter can obtain this document from the Canadian Chamber of Commerce. The CFIA does not need to review this document.

Product specifications

Chinese GB standards
Product GB standard Issue date Implementation date
Raw milk GB 19301-2010 2010-03-26 2010-06-01
Pasteurized milk GB 19645-2010 2010-03-26 2010-12-01
Sterilized milk GB 25190-2010 2010-03-26 2010-12-01
Modified milk GB 25191-2010 2010-03-26 2010-12-01
Fermented milk GB 19302-2010 2010-03-26 2010-12-01
Evaporated milk, sweetened condensed milk and formulated condensed milk GB 13102-2010 2010-03-26 2010-12-01
Milk powder GB 19644-2010 2010-03-26 2010-12-01
Whey powder and Whey protein powder GB 11674-2010 2010-03-26 2010-12-01
Cream, butter and anhydrous milk fat GB 19646-2010 2010-03-26 2010-06-01
Cheese GB 5420-2010 2010-03-26 2010-06-01
Processed cheese GB 25192-2010 2010-03-26 2010-06-01
Infant Table Note 2 formula GB 10765-2010 2010-03-26 2011-04-01
Older infants Table Note 3 and young children Table Note 4 formula GB 10767-2010 2010-03-26 2011-04-01

Production controls and inspection requirements

Packaging, labelling and marking requirements

As of January 1, 2022:

Note: the packaging and labelling requirements of foods produced before January 1st, 2022, shall follow the original requirements that were in place prior to the implementation of Decrees 248 and 249.

Establishment Registration Number on packaging:

Documentation requirements


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