1. Preliminary examination by Ministry of Agriculture
The Administrative Examination and Approval Office of the Ministry of Agriculture will accept the Application Form for Feed and Feed Additive Imports and the supporting documents from applicants and carry out preliminary examination.
When applying for registration of feed and feed additive imports, the applicant must submit to the Ministry of Agriculture true, complete and standardised application materials (completed in duplicate in both English and Chinese languages) together with product samples. The application materials include the following:
Application dossiers requirements see next column.
2. Quality review and inspection
The applicant shall send samples of three batches of the product to a feed quality testing agency designated by the Ministry of Agriculture for verification tests.
3. Feeding test and safety evaluation test
For products that have not yet been registered in their manufacturing countries (regions), the applicant must send samples of the products to institutions authorised by the Ministry of Agriculture for feeding test and safety evaluation test. For products that have been approved for production and use in the manufacturing country (region) but have not been approved for use in China, the applicant should send samples of the products to institutions authorised by the Ministry of Agriculture for feeding test and for safety evaluation test if necessary.
4. Appraisal by experts
The National Committee of Fodder Verification will give its appraisal for application materials for the two categories of products mentioned above on the basis of results of feeding test and safety evaluation test.
5. Issuance of import registration certificates for feeds and feed additives
The National Feed Office of the Ministry of Agriculture will put forward its approval plan on the basis of the summation checks of quality verifications by experts and prepare the approval documents after being submitted to the minister for approval. The Ministry of Agriculture will approve and issue the import registration certificate for feeds and feed additives within and make public announcement if the verification test is passed.