China to increase control over cold-chain food imports amid pandemic

China will increase its control measures over imported cold-chain food and farm produce to prevent the spread of Covid-19 through entry points. Ni Yuefeng, head of the General Administration of Customs (GAC), said the country will "strictly monitor and test imported cold-chain food, agricultural products and high-risk non-cold-chain container goods."

Ni made the remarks when speaking at a meeting mapping out the GAC's work agenda this year. China recently found imported infections related to cold-chain goods or international mail, and the Omicron variant currently dominating the global spread also posed an increasing threat to the country.

Companies involved in cargo that tested positive for Covid-19 will face restrictive measures, including suspension of their import business, Ni added.


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