In recent years, the rapid growth of the pet market and consumption upgrade make pet consumer goods show a high-end trend, therefore, pet health-care products become a new hot spot. A lot of international companies hope to export products to China as soon as possible, so as to occupy the market and seize the first opportunity, then how can pet health-care products be exported to China in compliance?
First of all, according to customs product code, there is no a separate category for pet health-care products, but they are divided in 2309909000 (other animal feed), so the animal health-care products are regulated as pet food. Specific to the access category of customs, the pet animal health-care products shall be carried out in accordance with the pet food access: the manufacturing factory should apply access through the exporting country, and after registered in the permitted list, it has the qualification to export to China.
Secondly, based on components analysis, pet health-care products should be additive premix. According to the relevant provisions of MOA, the products need to handle the “Registration License”. After the document review and sample recheck test, obtaining the “Registration License”,the products can be exported to China.
In practice, because some pet food contains medicinal ingredients or has a certain therapeutic effect, it does not meet the requirements of handling the“Registration License”, and it cannot obtain the License. Currently, there is no good solution.
Finally, imported as pre-packaged finished products, pet food need to pay more attention to the trademark. The company shall prepare in advance to register the trademarks both English version and Chinese version into 31 categories, so as to avoid future infringement caused by trademark problems.
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