Start date: 03/07/2019 10:30

End date: 03/07/2019 14:00

Venue: China-Britain Business Council

Address: China-Britain Business Council, 3rd floor Portland Place, Bressenden House, London SW1E 5BH

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How to get your food and drink products through Chinese customs? (London)

CBBC Event

July 03
Regulatory compliance and importation guidance for UK food and drink exporters

China imported around £60 billion worth of food and drink in 2018, commanding the biggest food importer in the world. Chinese palates are increasingly worldly as millions of experiential holidays taken overseas translate into demand for premium food and drink delights at home.   

Yet there are many dynamic factors at play constantly shaping this lucrative market, presenting foreign brands with challenges in keeping up with trends and tastes. The most important of these relate to the complicated regulatory framework and the fast evolving retail and e-commerce infrastructure. Almost each regional centre requires new consumer approach as dining and purchasing habits vary vastly.
The China-Britain Business Council has teamed up with Chemlinked – a trusted global service provider on regulatory compliance for the Chinese market, to offer compliance solutions to food and drink exporters to the market. Join us to learn about food and drink import and distribution, mainland China’s labelling requirements and utilising the new online channels for selling direct to Chinese consumers.   
10:00 – 10:30 am – Welcome and registration
  1. China food classification rules & case studies
  • China’s food classification system
  • How to choose the applicable GB standards
  • Case study
  1. China food importation procedure and regulatory compliance
  • China’s food regulatory framework
  • Importation procedure of food and drink products to mainland China
  • Regulatory compliance of specific food product categories:
  • Dairy
  • Frozen and chilled
  • Health food
11.45 – 12.00 pm – Coffee break
  1. Introducing the new Cross-Border E-Commerce policy – the new channel for entering the Chinese market
  • Major cross-border e-commerce (CBEC) modes
  • Regulatory requirements for trading via cross-border e-commerce platforms
  • Benefits of Entering the Chinese Market via CBEC
  • Main grocery e-commerce platforms in China
12.45 – 13.00 – Q/A
13.00 – 14.00 – Light lunch and networking
14.00 – 1-2-1 Compliance advisory with Chemlinked expert Dr. Paul O’Brien

This event is intended for food and drink brand owners, export managers and China strategy decision makers for food and drink exporters. We have limited space so please submit your expression of interest as soon as possible.

  • CBBC members - £ 36.00 (includes Sales Tax of £ 6.00)
  • Chemlinked members - £ 36.00 (includes Sales Tax of £ 6.00)
    • Note: An additional invoice shall be sent should you not have Chemlinked membership and you will be charged the non-member rate of £50 plus VAT
  • Non-members - £ 60.00 (includes Sales Tax of £ 10.00)

Partner with:


ChemLinked - Remove Regulatory Barriers, Expedite Market Access
Founded in 2012, ChemLinked is China’s leading online regulatory intelligence platform for Food, Cosmetic, Chemical and Agri-Chemical sectors.  We aim to provide one stop information service to help remove the regulatory barriers and facilitate Asia Pacific especially China market access. With over 30,000 global audiences and a steady stream of online traffic to our Chemlinked website we are the perfect choice to reach domestic and international companies, professionals and government bodies within the China and AP region.
Our services include:
  • Information: News, Alerts
  • Knowledge: Pedia-articles, Regulatory Analysis, Market Insights, Reports
  • Databases :Regulatory Database, English Translations, Lists/Inventories, Q&A
  • Training: Webinars, Online courses, Offline events
  • Solutions: Translation, Consultancy, Advertising, Tailored Regulatory Report, Business-matching services, Tailored offline training​  
Your compliance partner in China & Asia Pacific

About the Speaker

Dr. Paul O’Brien
Chemlinked Chief Editor, ChemLinked/REACH24H

Obrian.pngREACH24H’s Hangzhou headquarters, Paul has spent the last half decade analyzing and reporting on Chinese food trade policy, food legislation and regulation and market activity. He has written or contributed to over 3000 publications on Chinese regulation and market activity and is recognized as one of the foremost international experts. His strengths include contextualizing regulatory reforms in terms of effect on markets, and deconstructing the impact of legislative and administrative changes on market access requirements for international stakeholders.