Regulatory Concerns when Sourcing Ingredients from China

December 2, 2013

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Regulatory Concerns when Sourcing Ingredients from China

Issue Summary

A series of high-profile incidents involving adulterated nutraceuticals exported from China spurred companies in the United States and China to reevaluate the business model. U.S. companies looking to do business in China need to understand how the country has evolved during the last few years, including the impact of China's growing economy on the U.S. market.

Table of Contents

  • Made in China

  • Sourcing From China Becomes More Sophisticated, Competitive

  • Working with a Chinese Contract Manufacturer

Takeaways for Your Business

  • China is selling a lot of ingredients to the natural products industry, often at low prices.

  • Companies that source ingredients from China carry some of the responsibility to ensure the supply chain is safe.

  • Recent regulations have created a more transparent, safer supply chain for U.S. companies sourcing Chinese ingredients.

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