In the US-China phase one trade deal, there is a section about infant milk powder. Just hours later from Phase One Agreement, CCP’s mouthpiece, Xin Jing Newspaper(新京报), published an article saying that the agreement will only have a minor impact on China’s milk powder industry. In the article, the Chinese Communist Party disclosed to the public that they will probably use the ‘delay strategy’ to bypass some terms of Phase One Agreement and to impede the US milk powder companies entering China’s market.
Here are some quotes from that news article:
“Based on this calculation, in the future, US factories are expected to obtain product registration certificates within 105 working days.” The person in charge of the milk powder company said, of course, the ideal state is to obtain the registration certificate (in China) within 105 working days as soon as possible. Factors that do not include on-site inspections such as technical review and correction of non-conforming items may take more time. (Licenses of the) formulas powder (for the US companies) may not be available until one year later.