Submitted comments to the SAMR on Terminology and Classification of Alcoholic Beverages (draft for approval)

2020-11-16 | Beijing, Shanghai

The AFB WG submitted comments on the Terminology and Classification of Alcoholic Beverages (draft for approval) to the SAMR.

For general comments, we suggested to 1) have a 1-year transition period for the text; 2) keep ‘The product name and quality specifications of the Geographical Indications’ (GI) alcoholic beverages under the protection of China's relevant system shall meet the requirements of the corresponding standards or technical specifications’; 3) clarify the link and legal hierarchy between this rule and other product-specific standards; 4) align with international OIV standards; 5) add distilled drinks categories and 6) notifiy this text to the WTO.

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