DATCP Clarifies Rules for Exporting Dairy Products
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 01/24/2014
The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture is encouraging companies to learn more about new federal guidelines for exporting milk products to China if they plan to ship their products overseas this year.
DATCP says the Food and Drug Administration established a new manufacturers and processors list so U.S. companies can comply with new rules of the Chinese government for the importation of milk products. China has advised that milk products from firms not on the list could be prevented from entering
commerce in China.
The first posting of the list and notification to China will occur in late April and will be updated every two years.
In 2012, China imported $20 million of dairy-related products from Wisconsin, and became the state's second most valuable agricultural export destination during the past year.