AQSIQ Announcement (2016 No. 97) Inspection and Quarantine Requirements for Importing U.S. Sugar Beet Pulp
2016-10-13

Inspection and Quarantine Requirements for Importing U.S. Sugar Beet Pulp

According to our experts’ risk analysis results of U.S. sugar beet pulp, based on the site visit, through the negotiation of inspection and quarantine agencies of China and the United States, both sides identified the phytosanitary requirements of U.S. sugar beet pulp to be exported to China. With immediate effect, allow the U.S. sugar beet pulp complied with “Phytosanitary Requirements of Importing U.S. Sugar Beet Pulp” (See Attachment) to import.

Attachment: Phytosanitary Requirements for Importing U.S. Sugar Beet Pulp

 

 

AQSIQ

September 26, 2016

 

Attachment 

Phytosanitary Requirements of Importing U.S. Sugar Beet Pulp

 

1. Legal and Regulatory Basis

“Law of the People's Republic of China on the Entry and Exit Animal and Plant Quarantine” ant its implementation regulations, “Inspection and Quarantine Supervision Management Methods of Importing Feed and Feed Additives”, “Protocol of Safety and Phytosanitary Conditions for theUnited States Sugar Beet Pulp Pellets to Be Exported to China Between the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine of the People’s Republic of China and the United States Department of Agriculture”.

2. Name of Commodity Allowed to Enter

Sugar beet pulp pellets refers to the dried pulp from sugar beet produced in the United States, by leaching, drying and pressing after sugar separation.

3. Approval of Processors

Sugar beet pulp pallets to be exported to China should come from the processors inspected and approved by the United States Department of Agriculture (Hereinafter referred to as USDA). The processors will be recommended to the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine of the People’s Republic of China (Hereinafter referred to as AQSIQ), and will be registered after AQSIQ’s evaluation or inspection. The list of registered processors can be inquired at AQSIQ website.

4. Requirements of Quarantine Pests and Transgenic contents

Sugar beet pulp pellets to be exported to China must not carry quarantine pests of China’s concern (See Attachment 1) and transgenic contents that are not officially approved by China.

5. Commodity Processing and Export Requirements

5.1 Process Storage and Transportation

5.1.1Sugar beet pulp pellets processors should establish a good Hazard Analysis Critical Control (HACCP), a traceability management system and effective operation, or to implement management based on the quality concept. The processors should strengthen sanitary control on raw materials and accessories, production process, product warehouse, transportation, etc. so as to ensure sugar beet pulp pellets comply with the following requirements;

- do not carry quarantine pests of China’s concern listed in Attachment 1;

- do not carry live pests;

- do not carry sugar beet seeds and other plant residues;

-do not carry animal carcasses and feces, bird feathers;

- do not carry soil, plastic film, stone, metal and other foreign objects;

- do not add toxic and hazardous substances and any animal-derived ingredients.

5.1.2 Sugar beet pulp pellets should be stored in the storage facilities with the following conditions before shipment:

- stored separately from raw materials and other products;

- take prevention measures to prevent secondary contamination of pests;

- take measures to prevent contamination of feathers, bird dead and guano;

- take measures to prevent mouse contamination.

5.1.3 Packing bags to be used for export of sugar beet pulp pellets to China should be clean and sanitary. Conveyance for sugar beet pulp pellets transportation should be thoroughly cleaned and sanitized when necessary.

5.2 Inspection Prior to Export and Requirements of Certificates

5.2.1 USDA should underscore its official oversee on the processors of sugar beet pulp pellets for export to China, through routine supervision and inspection (at least once every six months), to ensure the product safety and sanitary. Prior to departure, USDA should conduct on-site inspection on sugar beet pulp pallets according to the protocol requirements. If live pests detected after inspection, this shipment of sugar beet pulp pellets should not be exported to China.

5.2.2USDA should issue the official Phytosanitary Certificate after passing the inspection and quarantine. Please see Attachment 2 for the sample of certificate.

5.3 Requirement for Label

Each container or vessel cabin (if bulk shipment) of each consignment of sugar beet pulp pellets to be exported to China must have at least one packaging label with the name and the registration number of the processor and such printing on the label as “The U.S. sugar beet pulp pellets to be exported to the People’s Republic of China” in both Chinese and English.

6. Entry Inspection

6.1 Certificate Verification

6.1.1 Inspect if the shipment of sugar beet pulp pellets is attached with Animal and Plant Import Permit.

6.1.2 Inspect if Phytosanitary Certificate issued by USDA comply with the sample certificate.

6.2 Shipment Inspection

According to the requirements of “Inspection and Quarantine Working Procedure for Entry Feed” of “Inspection and Quarantine Working Manual” Plant Inspection and Quarantine Volume, combined with Article 5 and List of Quarantine Pests of China’s Concern in Attachment 1 of this requirement, implement on-site inspection and quarantine on the entry sugar beet pulp pellets and take samples to the laboratory for inspection identification.

7.Handel of Non-compliances

When the following non-compliances of importing sugar beet pulp pellets are found, the consignment will be handled according to the following provisions:

7.1 Be  returned  or  destroyed  if  the  Phytosanitary  Certificate  or  the  Safety  and Sanitary Declaration does not meet the requirements;

7.2 Be treated, returned or destroyed if live quarantine pests are found;

       7.3 Be treated, returned or destroyed if other live pests are found;

7.4 Be returned or destroyed if soil or transgenic contents that are not officially approved by China are found;

7.5 Be treated, returned or destroyed according to related laws or regulations if animal feces, animal carcasses, poultry feathers, or plant seeds are found, or the consignment does not comply with China’s feed safety and sanitary standards;

 

When the noncompliance above is found, AQSIQ will notify to USDA and will take additional measures including suspending related processors, based on the severity of the noncompliance. In any case above, if the goods are not allowed to enter China, and must be treated, destroyed or returned for any reason, the related costs will be borne by American exporters.

 

Attachment 1. List of Quarantine Pests of China’s Concern

2. Sample of Phytosanitary Certificate

 

 Attachment 1

List of Quarantine PestsofChina’s Concern

 

No.

Scientific Name

Chinese Name

1.

SolenopsisinvictaBuren

红火蚁

2.

Trogodermaspp.(non-Chinese)

斑皮蠹(非中国种)

3.

Sinoxylonspp.(non-Chinese)

双棘长蠹(非中国种)

4.

HeteroderaschachtiiSchmidt

甜菜胞囊线虫

5.

Cuscutaspp.

菟丝子(属)

6.

Emexspinosa (L.) Campd.

刺亦模

7.

Ambrosia spp.

豚草(属)

8.

AvenaludovicianaDurien

法国野燕麦

9.

Sorghum halepense(L.) Pers. (Johnsongrass and its cross breeds)

假高粱(及其杂交种)

10.

Sorghum almumParodi.

黑高粱

11.

Peronosporafarinosa (Fries: Fries) Fries f.sp.betaeByford

Peronosporafarinosa f. sp.

甜菜霜霉病菌

12.

Phomapinodella (L.K. Jones) Morgan-Jones et K.B. Burch

豌豆脚腐病菌