Nutrition Business Journal

Popularity of Western Supplements Yields Growing Sales in China

Potential rewards are great for companies with the patience to stay the course as regulations evolve.

“Preserve the old, but know the new.” —Chinese proverb

China is taking steps to harmonize regulation of nutritional products, including supplements, as it integrates into the global economy. China’s accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO) in December 2001 “heralds a new era” of market-based regulatory principles, proclaimed the 2004 China Country Commercial Guide prepared by the U.S. Embassy in Beijing for the U.S. Department of State. But the State Departme

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