Zika Prevention for US Exports to China

A Chinese regulation requires exporters to certify that containers have been “disinsected” prior to entry into China (or face fumigation measures there) IF the vessel loads in a known region with Zika outbreak. In the United States, this currently applies to Florida.

From August 5th-September 2nd, ALL US exporters were required to comply with this regulation. THIS IS NO LONGER NECESSARY, the Chinese government has limited the scope of this regulation to Florida-only.


View fumigation resources, the Chinese regulation, and guidance from US govt. located on our AgTC members-only portal. 

Contact info@agtrans.org or 202-783-3333 with questions.


Media Coverage

Journal of Commerce; China’s Zika rules for US exporters dramatically eased

Wall Street Journal; China’s Zika Fumigation Rules Raise Worries for U.S. Exporters

Journal of Commerce; China’s Zika rules for US exporters easier than first disclosed

Journal of Commerce; China details anti-Zika prep for US exporters, but questions remain

Capital Press; Chinese Zika rules threaten U.S. Farm exports

American Shipper Magazine; China takes preventative actions to stop Zika spread

Journal of Commerce; Chinese anti-Zika prevention efforts worry US exporters

USA Today; China to require U.S. imports to be mosquito-free