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Webinar 16.2.2022

Team Finland Training: Manufacturer registration for food export to China

Time: February 16, 2022 9:00-11:00 EET
Place: Microsoft Teams webinar


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Ms. Jianing Lu, Advisor (at)

Ms. Erika Wang, Senior Advisor (at)

Team Finland is offering training for manufacturers on registration that is now mandatory for food products that are exported to China based on requirements from the General Administration of Customs of China.

Welcome to join us in the third policy training and get ready for export activities to China from 2022 onwards.

We recommend participants to prepare and send questions by email to (at) by 3rd February 17:00PM, EET.

In addition, volunteer(s) welcome to share successful registration experience by email reservation by 3rd February 17:00PM, EET.


In April 2021, the General Administration of Customs in China (GACC) released the Regulation on Registration and Administration of Foreign Manufacturers of Imported Food (Decree 248) and the Administrative Measures on Import and Export Food Safety (Decree 249). These Decrees entered effect on Jan 1, 2022. All manufacturers of food products that are exported to China need to undergo registration through the CIFER system, and exporters, importers, and warehouses also need to comply and be aware of the new requirements.

For the most updated information, including the implementation guides and links to the Decrees, please see the Ruokavirasto website (in Finnish): 

Link to previous training materials: Remember new import requirements to China – Business Finland

Training and Q&A

A list of successfully registered food manufacturers is publicly available in the CIFER system. Currently approximately 86 Finnish manufacturer registration numbers have been granted and GACC is continuously adding new registrations. The registration numbers are specific to product category.

In this training facilitated by Food from Finland program, experts from the Embassy of Finland and the Finnish Food Authority will share the latest updates and communications from the General Administration of Customs on policy implementation. For those manufacturers of products that are considered high-risk according to the new Decrees and require registration through recommendation, the Finnish Food Authority will have sent the user name and password to the CIFER system to all those who applied by the deadline last year.

Team Finland is asking companies to share feedback on the registration process and will notify the problems that are identified to the General Administration of Customs through a mechanism coordinated by the EU Commission.

Companies are highly encouraged to share questions and experiences registering in CIFER in advance by emailing to event organizer.

Speakers and Agenda

1. Embassy of Finland in China – Counsellor for Agriculture, Food and Veterinary Affairs, Dr. Anna-Stiina Antola
2. Finnish Food Authority (Ruokavirasto) China Desk – Senior Officer, Katja Pethman


Welcome Remarks – Food from Finland Program

09:05- 10:00
The Implementation of Decrees 248 and 249 and How to Register in CIFER

Best Practice: Successful Self-Registration

Q&A on CIFER Registration and Feedback from Companies

11:00 End of event