Banned List of Imports Into China

A quick one today on the banned list of imports into China. It came up a while back in a group I am in, on WeChat.

Hey, as an aside, here is a well-known tip. If you want to do business with China or Chinese people, WeChat is more than your friend it is vital!

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I have had a lot of people reach out to me recently looking for potential connection/busines within China. One of the first things I say, is please get WeChat.

As a matter of fact I used to work for a multi-national company in China and everyday communication was done over WeChat. Most business communication I do within China is this social media platform.

Below is the QR code if you want to add me.

Here are the links for your device:

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If you want to add me, say who you are and why you want to add me please

Anyway, I digress…sorry.

Banned List of Imports Into China – Listed

Well as a brewer we often use finings to make beer clear. In the West we use Biofine, as a clarifying agent. When added to beer after fermentation it can clear the beer.

Unfortunately it’s not allowed into China. So, brewers have in China have had to find an alternative.

Banned List of Imports into China Image

It got the brewers there asking what’s on the banned list of imports into China. Many of the group were unsure how to find the relevant information.

However, thankfully this group is very resourceful and one of the members in the group managed to source the PDF below. Listing all products banned for import into China.

Click here to view and or download the banned list of imports into China

Please note it is quite a big file (218 pages) so, could take a while to load!

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So, I thought I would share the list online. It was helpful for the brewers in the WeChat group, it might be helpful for others either in China or looking to import into China.

Thanks for visiting my site and reading the post.



Neil Playfoot

Neil is a brewer with 25 years international brewing experience. Based out of China (first came in 2010) he works as a brewing consultant helping brewers with their projects and brewing processes. To find out what services Neil can provide your brewery please click here. If you'd like to contact Neil you can email at
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