In an article published on November 16, 2020, law firm Keller and Heckman LLP (KH) reported that China notified the World Trade Organization (WTO) about its intention to modify its existing National Standard on inks used in Food Contact Materials (FCMs) and Articles. The changes in the draft are reported to include, for example, new safety requirements concerning impurity and migration limits. The draft standard is open for comments until January 4, 2021.

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KH (November 16, 2020).China Notified the WTO Concerning Printing Ink Standard for FCMs.”

WTO (November 3, 2020). “Notification/Addendum.


China National Standards (2020).National Food Safety Standard of the P.R.C.: Food Contacting Composite Materials and Related Products.” (pdf) (in Chinese)