The China-Italy Chamber of Commerce (CICC), together with the EU SME Centre, are glad to invite you to the workshop “Update on Customs and Logistics Requirements for Imported F&B Products” – which will take place on March 1st 2022, at 15:30 (Beijing time) / 08:30 (Brussels time), online on Zoom, and offline in Shanghai and Guangzhou.
During the event, we will provide an update on the implementation of the General Administration of Customs’ Order 248 and 249, which came into force on January 1st 2022, requiring all F&B manufacturers exporting to China to obtain a new registration code and to display it on the product’s package. In fact, after 2 months of implementation, there are still many doubts from EU companies on how to complete the registration.
Specifically, we will:
• Provide a step-by-step guidance on how to register through the dedicated platform, focusing on aspects which are frequently filled in a wrong manner;
• Present a series of frequently asked questions received by the EU SME Centre on specific aspects and cases for the registration;
• Share insights on the practical implementation of GACC 248 and 249 in Shanghai’s Yangshan port.
Finally, we will also host a panel with two experts, one based in Shanghai and one in Guangzhou, to illustrate the logistics requirements as well as recent trends for shipping F&B products from the EU to China.
The detailed agenda of the event is provided below. The event will be held online on Zoom, and offline in Shanghai and Guangzhou. The language will be English. The event is open to the participation of all interested EU SMEs, consulates and business support organisations. Participation is free for all participants.
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Date: Tuesday, March 1st 2022, 15:30 – 18:00 (Beijing time), 8:30-11:00 (Brussels time)
Audience: European F&B producers and exporters, business support organisations.
Format: online + offline at CICC Shanghai office and CICC Guangzhou office.
- CICC Shanghai Office, 上海市, 静安区, 威海路777, 2楼, 202 室 N. 777 Weihai road, 2nd Floor, R202, Jing'An District
- CICC Guangzhou Office, 广州市环市东路368号花园大厦1201-1202，邮政编码：510064, Room 1201-1202, Garden Hotel, No.368 Huanshi Dong Road Garden Tower, 510064
Welcome remarks and EU SME Centre & CICC intro
Process and tips for registration on GACC’s Single Window system
Lennie Tao, Senior Regulatory Analyst at ChemLinked
FAQs received by the EU SME Centre on GACC registration
Alessio Petino, Knowledge Coordinator at EU SME Centre
Conclusions/summary of discussion
Practical implementation of GACC 248 and 249 in Shanghai’s Yangshan port
Tony Huang, Vice General Manager at Shanghai Free Trade Zones International Logistics Co., LTD
Overview of shipping and logistics requirements for F&B exports
Ciro Cristiano, Project Manager & Food Specialist at GF Logistic Shanghai
Owen Chen, South China Manager of Ventana Serra Freight Forwarding (Shanghai) Co., Ltd
Moderator: Vincenzo Morano, Vice Coordinator of the CICC Logistics Working Group.
Please note that questions proposed by the participants to the speaker experts need to be sent to email@example.com before the seminar taking place.
Senior Regulatory Analyst at ChemLinked, REACH24H Consulting Group
Lennie Tao is a food regulatory analyst working at ChemLinked. Her broad experience in the food sector in China has afforded her unique insights on key areas, including dairy, infant formula and health food. She is a regular attendee of China special food training programs and forums and has delivered speeches in industry conferences such as FHC China 2019.
Knowledge Coordinator at EU SME Centre
Worked for 6+ years on various EU-funded projects in China, mainly conducting policy and market analysis for European companies looking to enter or already in the Chinese market
Since October 2020: Knowledge Coordinator of the EU SME Centre, coordinating reports, technical assistance and training activities à 450+ inquiries received and answered from EU SMEs and business organisations (50+ on GACC 248 and 249)
Key areas: market access regulations and barriers, investment attraction policies, standards & compliance, focus on tech & innovation.
Vice General Manager at Shanghai Free Trade Zones International Logistics Co., Ltd
Tony has been engaged in customs clearance business for more than twenty years, and is also the head of Shanghai Customs Brokerage Association Yangshan Branch, currently as the deputy general manager of the company is also mainly responsible for customs and marketing part, for product access consulting, customs compliance has a wealth of experience.
Project Manager & Food Specialist at GF Logistic Shanghai
Ciro has accomplished Supply Chain professional with extensive experience in the F&B industry and in the Chinese market. He has more than 12 years experience in the food & beverage operations, strategic, sourcing and supply chain disciplines.
South China Manager of Ventana Serra Freight Forwarding (Shanghai) Co., Ltd
With 20 years of experience in international logistics, Owen Chen has served as a manager and director in well-known logistics companies such as UPS, Sinotrans and Vanocean. He has abundant experiences and resources in logistics industry . Being good at international supply chain management , he has helped lots of enterprises solve their international SCM problems. Our partners include famous companies like FCA-GAC Group, TCL Group, DeRucci healthy sleep Co.,Ltd. , Oppein Group, Midea Group, Galanz Group, Rechi Group, etc.
Learn more about the EU SME Centre
The EU SME Centre is a European Union initiative that provides a comprehensive range of hands-on support services to European small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), getting them ready to do business in China.
Its team of experts provides advice and support in four areas – business development, law, standards and conformity and human resources. Collaborating with external experts worldwide, the Centre converts valuable knowledge and experience into practical business tools and services easily accessible online.
The China-Italy Chamber of Commerce is the leading consortium partner of phase III of the Centre.
Know more about LWG
The LWG represents the interest of all Italian companies in China working directly or indirectly in the Logistics sector. Members of this group will work on defining, updating and taking part into the Working Group Program for increasing their knowledge and market share in the Chinese market.
LWG objectives are:
• Promote inside the CICC the logistics culture, which is developing fast in China and worldwide.
• Organize targeted initiatives for CICC members aimed to inform about the market trends, the evolution of Chinese regulation in terms of Customs and taxation.
• Focus mainly on forwarding services (by air, sea, railway, etc), and Import & Export with specific initiatives such as the Silk Road Initiative.
Know more about F&BWG
The F&BWG includes all the companies working in the F&B/Ho.Re.Ca, such as F&B producers, companies importing Italian F&B products to China, Italian restaurants, etc.
Despite the F&B is one of the most fragmented and challenging sectors, it represents an incredible opportunity for Italian companies. This is why the China-Italy Chamber of Commerce has decided to establish a dedicated working group.
For companies based in China, the F&BWG mainly focuses on sharing information, best practices and contacts. For Italian companies not yet operating in China, the F&BWG plays a mentor role to help them to approach the market and launch their activities.
The CICC Team