Exporting Wine: Labelling Guidelines for China
Whilst the Export Market Grid is being updated, the following information on Chinese labelling requirements has been made available to assist exporters to China.
The two most critical pieces of legislation are the wine standard (GB 15037) and the wine labelling law (GB 10344) both of which are administered by the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine of the People’s Republic of China. The following information is taken from the 2005 versions of both documents, which are believed to be current. Furthermore, the wine labelling law is a specific application of the General standard of pre-packaged food labelling, GB7718, of which the 2004 version is believed to be current.
Given the difficulties associated with translation and interpretation, not to mention the reputation of Chinese regulatory authorities for inconsistent application of the rules, it is recommended that the following information be treated cautiously. Your importer or agent should be consulted for further details. Enquiries on China can be directed to the Compliance Centre.
 Minimum Durability Date only applies to wines with an alcohol content of 10% or less.