On 2 Sept. 2022, the Standing Committee of the 13th National People’s Congress adopted the newly revised Law on Quality and Safety of Agricultural Products (农产品质量安全法), which will come into effect on 1 Jan. 2023.
The Quality and Safety of Agricultural Products Law was promulgated in 2006 and slightly amended in 2018. This time, it was revised thoroughly, with the following key points added:
- Farmers shall assume responsibility for the quality and safety of agricultural products, and operators in the process of procurement, storage and transportation shall conduct inspections of their products.
- Operators who sell agricultural products on e-commerce platforms shall assume responsibility for the quality and safety of their products.
- China will adopt traceability management of the quality and safety of agricultural products.
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Contributors: CJO Staff Contributors Team