Key government officials from Russia will be providing advice to companies wishing to clarify the regulatory requirements for dietary supplements entering the market.
The one-day event will take place on September 13 in Washington DC, and will focus on a review of the current Russian regulations on vitamins, minerals and other dietary supplements, registration procedures, voluntary certification of dietary supplements in Russia, label requirements, regulations on distribution of dietary supplements in Russia, and forthcoming legislation.
Other key issues to be discussed will include quantity restrictions on ingredient dosages, the use of genetically modified substances, and alcohol-containing dietary supplements.
The workshop, titled “Dietary Supplements in Russia: Regulation, Registration and Certification – Mastering the approval processes”, has been organised by the International Alliance of Dietary/Food Supplement Associations (IADSA), and speakers will include senior officials, Dr Liudmila Simkalova and Dr Margarita Voronina, from the Russian, Federal Agency for Consumer Rights and Human Wellbeing.
“We are honoured that these senior officials are attending this IADSA event to help guide international companies on how to access the Russian market,” said Ric Hobby of IADSA. “While a number of European and US companies have been successful in Russia, the conditions of market entry still remain relatively unknown outside the country. We could not have more qualified speakers to provide guidance.”
Additional speakers will include Gregory Temkin, President and CEO, Russian Standard Ltd, who will explain how to master the regulatory process and avoid pitfalls; Anna Grinchenko, Regulatory Specialist for Amway Russia, and Lynne Goodwin, Technical Regulatory Analyst at Access Business Group, who will provide a case study of the approach that their companies took to ensuring their wide range of products were approved, and the lessons that were learned from this process.
The event is the latest to be organised by IADSA following a highly successful workshop held in April in Yokohama, Japan. It has been arranged in cooperation with IADSA’s US association members – AHPA, CRN, NPA and UNPA. Since its formation in 1998, IADSA has worked with governments on a range of programmes to promote the sharing of information, ideas and the practical understanding of best practice in regulation.
IADSA is the voice of the worldwide dietary supplement manufacturing industry and an accredited international non-governmental organization (INGO) with a seat at the table of the main international regulatory bodies. IADSA has more than doubled in size since its creation in 1998, representing 58 national trade associations and over 9,500 companies.