18 Oct 2017
China Approves Import of Thai-sourced Bird’s Nest Products
All Thai bird’s nest products, providing they comply with the relevant quarantine and inspection requirements, may now be imported to China with immediate effect. The news of the lifting of the embargo came in An Announcement on the Inspection and Quarantine Requirements for the Import of Bird’s Nest Products from Thailand, a recent circular issued by the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ).
The announcement followed a comprehensive risk assessment of Thai-sourced bird’s nest products and subsequent negotiations between the relevant government departments of both countries. This culminated in the joint signing of the Protocol of the AQSIQ of the People’s Republic of China and the Ministry of Agriculture and Co-operatives of Thailand on the Inspection, Quarantine and Sanitary Requirements for China’s Import of Bird’s Nest Products from Thailand.
For further details (in Chinese), please refer to the following link: