Economic Research Report No. (ERR-286) 65 pp

March 2021

China's Refusals of Food Imports

Compliance with China’s food standards and regulations can be a challenge for exporters aspiring to sell to that country’s growing market. Refusals of imports fluctuate from year to year, peaking in 2007 and 2017 and dropping to their lowest-ever totals in 2018-19.

Keywords: China, international trade, food safety, inspections, sanitary and phytosanitary requirements, barriers to trade

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