Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures in China: Efficiency and Challenge: A Case Study of Swine Industry

The Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) measures are technical regulations, standards, and requirements closely related to food safety, plant and animal health, and environmental safety, aiming to prevent disease, pests, pathogens and other alien risk from entering China. Pork is favorite meat for Chinese consumers; its safety directly concerns the safety of whole food supply chain with rapid increasing of port import. This paper analyzed SPS management system of swine and pork import, and evaluated SPS efficiency of swine industry in China from SPS notification number, swine health situation, and pork import standard. The study found that as for SPS notification number and chemical residue control standard, China’s SPS protection level is relatively high, while the control level of swine diseases is still low. In China, SPS management system has the problem of involving multiple authorities and poor coordination among them, leading to some standards lacking scientific basis and low enforcement.

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Asian Agricultural Research
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