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Remy Cointreau denies media reports that Chinese Imports of Remy Martin had been barred due to excessive levels of plasticizers

Remy Cointreau, the French producer of cognac brand Remy Martin, said Sunday that it was preparing the necessary documents for its products to clear Chinese customs, denying earlier media reports which said that customs had barred their entry for containing excessive levels of plasticizers.

“The new regulation increased the complexity of customs clearance; we are preparing the needed documents for all of our products,” the company said in a statement.

Containers of three French cognac brands including Remy Martin were recently blocked from entering China’s market for excessive levels of plasticizers harmful to human health, the Shenzhen-based Securities Times reported over the weekend citing French media.

Starting February 1, Chinese regulators have required all distributors of imported distilled liquor to submit a third-party plasticizer test report for each batch of imports.

Source: Peoples Daily Online