Association Recognized for Promoting Supplement Exports to China

March 23, 2011

The U.S.-China Health Products Association received an Export Appreciation Certificate.

The U.S.-China Health Products Association received an Export Appreciation Certificate recognizing its work in promoting U.S. dietary supplement and natural product exports to China. The award was presented during this year’s Natural Products Expo West trade show.

Association executive director Jeff Crowther received the award presented by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Commercial Service Health Team. Since its inception, the association has successfully promoted the products to China of such U.S. companies as Jarrow Formulas, All American Pharmaceutical, Pacific Health Labs, Forward Foods LLC, and Chef Jays.

The association says it accomplished this by working closely with its retail member, World Health Store, which is the first foreign-owned and –managed health food store in China.

The award also recognizes the association’s ongoing market intelligence reports to the U.S. Department of Commerce, with the goal of furthering the development of China’s dietary supplement and natural health products industry.

The U.S.–China Health Products Association describes itself as the only U.S.-based nonprofit association working in China. The association was established by Crowther and founding members Jarrow Formulas and NSF International. Its mission is to work toward a more open regulatory environment in China, to increase dietary supplement and other natural health product exports to China, as well as to work on creating a safer, more transparent supply chain through its work with NSF International. To learn more about the association and its initiatives, visit www.uschinahpa.orgor e-mail Jeff Crowther directly at jcrowther@uschinahpa.org