China Customs has stepped up its efforts to detect the new coronavirus on agricultural products, frozen aquatic products, and food imported from Vietnam and other countries around the world.
Regarding the information that China has begun to implement new crown pneumonia virus surveillance on goods imported from Vietnam, the Asian-African Market Department of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Vietnam revealed that the General Administration of Customs of China recently announced that frozen aquatic products and foods imported from some countries including Germany and Ecuador. The new coronavirus nucleic acid was detected in samples of the outer packaging and the inner wall of the container.
Therefore, China Customs has stepped up its efforts to detect the new coronavirus on agricultural products, frozen aquatic products, and food imported from Vietnam and other countries around the world.
The Asian-African Marketing Department revealed that after China discovered the new coronavirus at the largest agricultural wholesale market in Beijing in June 2020, the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Vietnam has repeatedly issued to domestic export companies that China will increase its import of agricultural products and frozen aquatic products. The information on the detection of the new crown pneumonia virus in foods reminds companies to abide by the epidemic prevention and control and food hygiene and safety regulations to ensure the smooth progress of export activities to China.
In response to this situation, the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Vietnam has instructed the Commercial Office of the Embassy of Vietnam in China to continue discussions with the Chinese side to facilitate customs clearance of Vietnamese exports.
At the same time, the Ministry of Industry and Trade and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of Vietnam also held a video conference with China, requesting the General Administration of Customs of China to provide more scientific evidence proving that the new crown virus can be transmitted to the human body through food, because as of now (November 26) ), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) still emphasize that there is no scientific evidence that the new coronavirus is spread through food.
Therefore, the Ministry of Industry and Trade requires exporting Chinese agricultural product growers, aquatic product farmers and various export companies to strengthen product quality inspection and supervision, and actively cooperate closely with importers to strictly abide by China’s quality standards, inspection and quarantine, food safety, traceability management and other regulations to ensure smooth export, etc.