China issues plan to strengthen cold chain logistics against COVID risks

This weekend, China's State Council, issued a development plan for the cold-chain logistics sector as part of the country's 14th Five-Year-Plan, elevating the logistics network into a pillar position in supporting economic and social development. At the same time, it will highlight timely urgent issues such as imported COVID-19 risks amid the ongoing global pandemic.

The plan, which was released by the General Office of the State Council, highlighting the importance of building and strengthening an early warning system for risks related to the cold chain, as well as prevention mechanisms and emergency response capabilities, while also improving the safety assurance level of cold-chain products.

China will accelerate the construction of a national cold-chain logistics traceability supervision platform, improve supervision for the entire chain, and standardize the supervision process of real-time monitoring, according to the plan.


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