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MPI hosted WEBINAR: today, Wednesday 20 October 2021, 1-2pm
DEADLINE for applications: Tuesday, 26 October 2021, 9am

For more information also see Monday’s CBEC Q&A (member login required)

Dear Member
On 11 October 2021 MPI published FYI: 
F47/21 China: Registration of Food Premises Undertaking Final Processing

The timelines are tight for this expression of interest so please ensure you read the detail in this FYI as soon as you can.

MPI is compiling several lists of New Zealand processing premises whose products are exported to China, for several product categories, following a specific request from China Customs (GACC). The lists need to be submitted to GACC before the end of October 2021. The lists are related to GACC’s Decree 248, which was published in April 2021.

The purpose of this FYI is to seek expressions of interest from operators in being included on this list – where they are the final processor of specific products for export to China, and where the export date occurred between 1 January 2017 and the present day. The specific products are listed in the FYI, Section 3.1.

Any questions or comments regarding this information can be sent to

To help facilitate this expressions of interest process with industry, MPI is proposing to hold two Zoom Q&A sessions, as follows:
  • Wednesday 13 October 2021 from 1pm to 2pm
  • Wednesday 20 October 2021 from 1pm to 2pm
Members should contact to register for one of these sessions.

MPI will only accept applications forms that have been reviewed, counter-signed and submitted from a MPI-recognised verifier (emailed to by 9am on Tuesday 26 October 2021. Operators should take this deadline into account and allow the verifier enough time to meet this deadline. Operators registered under the Food Act must ensure their registration has not expired.

Kind regards

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