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  General Administration of Customs, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs Announcement No.2, 2021 Announcement on preventing the introduction of highly pathogenic avian influenza from France into China. Since January 5, 202 1, it is forbidden to import poultry  and  related products directly  or  indirectly  from  France, including products  from  poultry  that  are  unprocessed  or  processed  but  may  still spread  epidemics . Once disc overed, it will be returned or destroyed.
  Announcement No.134 of 2020 of the General Administration of Customs Announcement on quarantine requirements for imported Vietnamese Mesona chinensis. From Dec ember 28th, 2020, Vietnam will be allowed to import qualified Mesona chinensis. The allowed Mesona chinens is Benth refers to the stems and leaves of dried Mesona chinensis Benth for processing planted and produced in Vietnam. The announcement regulates eight aspects, including  production process control, production enterprise registration, processing, storage and  transportation, packaging  marking, Vietnam issuing certificate, entry  examination and approval, entry  verification and non-conformance handling .
  General Administration of Customs, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs Announcement No.13 1, 2020 Announcement on preventing the introduction of highly pathogenic avian influenza from Ireland into China. Since December 24th, 2020, it is forbidden to import poultry  and  related products directly  or indirectly  from Ireland, including products from poultry  that are unprocessed or processed but  may  still spread epidemic  diseases. Once discovered, it will be returned or destroyed .
  Department of Animal and Plant Quarantine, General Administration of Customs No.98 (2020). Notice on Suspension of Import of Logs from New South Wales and Western Australia. All customs offices have suspended the handling of customs declarations for logs from New  South Wales and Western  Australia  that depart on or after  December 22, 2020 .
  Department of Animal and Plant Quarantine, General Administration of Customs No.97 (2020) Warning Notice on Strengthening Quarantine of Imported Shrimp in Thailand . From December 22, 2020, the quarantine examination and approval of imported animals and plants of Thailand Day light Siam Aquaculture Co., Ltd. (SYAQ UASIA M Co., Ltd, registration number: TH83 2 3 160002) imported  shrimp from  China  will be suspended. Strengthen the inspection and quarantine of imported Thai shrimp at ports. During the quarantine period, the acute hepatopanc reaticnecros is disease (AHPND) and infectious subcutaneous and hematopoietic necrosis disease (IHHNV) were detected by batch sampling.
License Approval National Health and Health Commission <No .9, 2020> Announcement on 15 kinds of “Three  New  Foods”  such as cicada flower fruiting body  (artificial cultivation) approved three kinds of cicada flower fruiting body , sodium hyaluronate and  Lactobac illusmareri subspecies as  new  food  raw  materials  according to the  provisions of Food Safety  Law. In addition, the announcement also approved five new varieties of food additives such as j3 -amylase , nitrous oxide, vitamin K2, Dawa gum, sodium alginate (also  known as sodium alginate), and  1,3,5- tris (2,2-dimethylpropionamide) benzene, C.I. pigment  red  10 1, magnesium hydroxide, hydrated magnesium aluminate carbonate, polycyclic octene, 1,3; 7 new varieties of food-related  products, such as polymer of 2-glycol, polymer of dimethyl 1,4- phthalate and sebacic  acid, polymer of 2,2- dimethyl – 1,3- propanediol and  1,2- glycol.

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Shanghai COVID epidemic prevention and control working group <shanghai pneumonia prevention and control office [202 1) > Notice on Printing and  Distributing the  Plan  for  Implementing Appointment  Management of Imported Cold Chain Food  Picking Up from  Port  to Cold Storage at the  First  Storage  Point, before  picking up the goods, enterprises need to make an appointment  for  the cold  storage at  the first  storage  point , and confirm the time for  pic king up  boxes according to the appointment  prompt . The notice will be put into trial operation from January  11 to January  15. From 0: 00 on  January  15, the  application for taking delivery wit hout  reservation will not be accepted by  the port area.
  The Ministry of Ecology and Environment, the National Development and Reform Commission, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of the Ministry of Commerce, and the General Administration of Customs jointly  issued < No.78 of 2020 > Announcement  on  Regulating the  Import  Management  of  Recy cled Iron  and  Steel Raw  Materials, sinc e January  1, 202 1, the Recycled  Iron and Steel Raw  Materials that meet  the standards  of  Recycled  Iron  and Steel Raw  Materials (GB/T  39733 -2020)  are not solid wastes and can be imported freely. Import is prohibited if it does not meet the national standards.