A Blockchain-Based RegTech System for Product Safety Enforcement : A Case Study of Food Import in China

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)12_Chapter in an edited book (Author)peer-review

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBlockchain in Supply Chain Digital Transformation
EditorsTrevor Clohessy
Place of PublicationBoca Raton, FL
PublisherCRC Press
Chapter3
Pages43-73
Number of pages31
ISBN (Electronic)9781003256755
ISBN (Print)9781000844153, 9781032188782, 9781032188799
Publication statusPublished - 2023

Abstract

Food safety is highly regulated in China. Moving from food hygiene to food safety regulation, the central government in China has developed more stringent regulatory measures over the past two decades for both national food production and imported food products. The compulsory observance of this regulation presents a specific challenge for all overseas companies that wish to export food to China. Blockchain has proved to be a technology able to ease regulatory burdens, especially in the finance field. Besides, the Chinese government has a strategy to develop the use of blockchain as a technology for establishing e-government and providing more transparent and better-quality services to the public.
This chapter studies the use of blockchain as a regulatory technology to facilitate food product safety enforcement. The research focuses on food import regulations in China and studies the case of the business-to-business (B2B) food platform Foodgates that markets French food products to Chinese buyers. Foodgates manages all aspects of a transaction including regulatory compliance and transportation from producer warehouse to the final destination in China. In the process, Foodgates collects all pieces of information required by the Chinese authorities and stores them on a private blockchain. Even though the current adoption of blockchain by Chinese Customs authorities is limited, Foodgates’s information system enables a direct access to certified information for all stakeholders and therefore smoothens the path of food import into China.

Research Area(s)

  • Blockchain technology, Regulatory technology, Product safety enforcement, China food import, Food traceability, From farm to table, Customs clearance, Information systems, B2B platform, Case Study

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Citation Format(s)

A Blockchain-Based RegTech System for Product Safety Enforcement: A Case Study of Food Import in China. / Viguerie, Christophe; Davison, Robert M.
Blockchain in Supply Chain Digital Transformation. ed. / Trevor Clohessy. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, 2023. p. 43-73.

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)12_Chapter in an edited book (Author)peer-review