Australia Takes Top Spot From USA for Supplements and Health Foods Imported Into China

Australia now accounts for 22.3% of all supplements and health foods imported into China, taking the top spot from the US, which had a 20.4% share of the market in 2018.   Source: (Copyright) Gary Scattergood, Nutra Ingredients-Asia Aussies beat USA into China

Importers Beware!

Did you know that anyone in Australia who imports a product, will be deemed to be the manufacturer for the purposes of the Australian Consumer Law (ACL).  Even though the importer has not manufactured the product, this law is in place as a matter of public policy to ensure that importers are not importing poor quality products for consumers without the imported products undergoing the proper checks to ensure the product’s safety. In other words, importers of products will be held to the same manufacturer standards which apply here in Australia. To find out more visit IME Insurance

 

Quote for the month:

“A year from now you will wish that you started today”   Anon.

 

Important Brisbane Conference

The 14th International Conference on Complementary Medicine Research (ICCMR), ‘Pathways to Partnerships’, is being held in Brisbane, Australia over four days on Tuesday 7th May to Friday 10th May 2019. This event is the pre-eminent annual research event for the field convened by Endeavour College of Natural Health in association with the International Society for Complementary Medicine Research and leading research institutions around Australia.   Source: ICCMR 2019

Naturally Good Expo Coming to Sydney in June 2019

Attention to all of our colleagues and customers from outside Australia! This might be just the business opportunity you’ve been waiting for to visit sunny Sydney, Australia. Naturally Good Expo is not open to the public and is ‘trade only’. It’s a total business event that’s 100% devoted to all things healthy, organic and natural. As the largest annual event for healthy retailers, brands and practitioners in the Southern Hemisphere, it’s the place where serious buyers meet with suppliers for two days of business, networking, education and to celebrate the latest exciting opportunities within the health and wellness retail market. RFA Regulatory Affairs has enjoyed being an exhibitor at Naturally Good Expo in previous years and once again we will be part of the action, helping to support our industry. Plan your calendar now. This is your chance to not only get a first-hand look at the current state of our industry in Australia but also a wonderful opportunity to meet with colleagues and friends down-under. When you do get here, make sure to call in to our Booth #B43 to chat with us about your latest plans.

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