Seminar singles out health claims regulations in key world markets

Health claims regulation across Asia and the EU will be the focus of an upcoming three-hour intensive seminar hosted by international food and nutrition policy consultancy EAS Asia.

The seminar, titled ‘Clarifying Health Claims: Planning regulatory strategies for marketing food supplements and functional foods across key world markets’, aims to guide companies through the key aspects to consider when planning regional and international regulatory strategies in these markets.

Taking place in Singapore on Tuesday June 10 the seminar, which is already attracting regulatory bodies and senior officials in the region, will cover the rules, opportunities and challenges for claims made on products in key Asian markets, across the European Union and in the United States (US).

Speakers Daniel Tsi, Regional Director of EAS Asia, and EAS Europe Food Law Manager Patrick Coppens, will also offer tips for successful international regulatory strategies, showing examples of company successes and challenges.

“The current regulatory environment in Asia alone is diverse and challenging both for companies and regulatory authorities,” said Dr Tsi. “The ASEAN countries are actively working to achieve regulatory harmonisation for health supplement products. This half day seminar provides a not-to-be missed opportunity for different stakeholders to meet, get updated and discuss on the claim regulatory environment in key Asia markets as well as Europe and US.”

Mr Tsi will give an overview of the growing trend towards health claims regulation in the Asian region, highlighting key ASEAN markets, including China and Taiwan. He will also explain the current and future impact of these new legislations on the region’s food and nutritional sector. Mr Coppens will give insight into the workings and implications of the European Union’s Nutrition and Health Claims Regulation, and compare how this fares alongside the rules and regulations currently in place in the US.

Attendance is limited in order to maximize value for the participants. For the full seminar programme or to register for the event, visit


EAS provides strategic consulting advice on European, Asian and international regulation on food and nutritional products. It provides companies with regulatory and strategic advice for the marketing and approval of their products in Europe and Asia. EAS also advises governments, trade associations and companies on the impact of European, Asian and global policy.

EAS has offices in Brussels, Italy and Singapore. EAS Italy is a branch of EAS Europe located in northern Italy to follow EFSA developments in Parma closely.

For more information on EAS Europe contact EAS, 50 Rue de l’Association, 1000 Brussels, tel: (+32) (0) 2 218 14 70, email [email protected] or visit For information on EAS Asia contact EAS Strategic Advice Pte Ltd, 3 Killiney Road, 07-04 Winsland House I, Singapore 239519, tel: (+65) 68 38 12 70, email: [email protected] or visit

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