The Import and Export Food Safety Bureau of the General Administration of Customs of the People’s Republic of China (GACC) requires overseas food production enterprises exporting to China to have their registration renewed, with the application for renewal to be filed within three (3) to six (6) months before the expiry of registration.  Failure to apply for renewal of registration or failure to provide timely explanation, in writing, the reason for late renewal may result in deregistration.

The GACC specifically noticed that some Philippine aquaculture production enterprises have exceeded or are approaching their registration expiry date.  Aquaculture production enterprises wishing to renew their GACC registration should coordinate with the Fisheries Inspection Section (FIS) of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) at or FIQD hotline numbers: 0998 558 7859/0919 001 4318 or at 8539 5651.

On the other hand, Philippine exporters of fresh fruits and vegetables should coordinate with the Bureau of Plant Industry’s (BPI) National Plant Quarantine Services Division at

Exporters of processed foods for meat products, sausage casings, aquatic products, dairy products, bird nest products, bee products, egg products, edible oils and fats, oilseeds, stuffed wheaten products, edible grains, milled grain industry products and malt,  dried beans, condiments, processed nuts and seeds, dried fruits, foods for special dietary purposes, health foods and frozen fruit should file their application through the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA)  Center for Food Regulation and Research with email address :

For food products that are not listed above, manufacturers and/or exporters are required to directly register with the GACC through its website:

Should you need further assistance, you may also email the Market Innovation Division of the Export Marketing Bureau through ♦️

Date of Release: 5 January 2023