Rangoon Tea House in Yangon, Myanmar on April 26, 2017. 

Photographer: Taylor Weidman

Myanmar food manufacturers need to seek mandatory GACC registration

Myanmar food exporters are required to be registered with the General Administration of Customs of the People’s Republic of China (GACC), according to the Ministry of Commerce. According to GACC Decrees 248 and 249, GACC registration is mandatory for food exporters starting from 1 January. That being so, Myanmar’s food products in 18 food groups such as meat products, fishery products, dairy products and edible bird’s nests, honey and honey products, eggs and egg products, edible oil, frozen food products, edible seeds and nuts, malted barley, fresh vegetable, dried beans, spices, hard nuts and seeds, dried fruits, coffee beans and cocoa beans, special nutritious food and supplements are required to be registered with GACC.

For GACC registration, the relevant authorities are the Agriculture Department, the Livestock Breeding and Veterinary Department (LBVD), the Fisheries Department and Food and Drugs Administration. Between 1 December 2021 and 30 September 2022, 1,850 applications of 1,022 companies and factories have been submitted to GACC. Among them, 1,711 applications by 883 companies were forwarded through the Agriculture Department, while 118 through the Fisheries Department, 12 through the LBVD and nine through the FDA. Exporters can directly access China International Trade Single Window through https://cifer.singlewindow.cn by creating accounts for those food groups which are not listed on those 18 groups. 

Source: The Global New Light of Myanmar

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