Association Report Recommends China Adopt Notification System Instead of Registration

February 20, 2013

The association says the International Trade Administration of the Department of Commerce will use the paper to prepare for the 2013 Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade talks.

The U.S.–China Health Products Association (USCHPA) has submitted a position paper on China’s dietary supplement industry to the U.S. Department of Commerce. Besides providing an overview of the current regulatory system for dietary supplements in China, the paper encourages China to move towards a system of notification instead of a system of registration.

According to USCHPA, “The overall tone of the report is asking for a more open and transparent system.” The association says the International Trade Administration of the Department of Commerce will use the paper to prepare for the 2013 Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade talks. It will help shed light on the issues U.S. dietary supplement companies face when entering the China market. The paper is titled “China: Dietary Supplement Priority Issue Report.”