Food Additives in China: Current Requirements and Expected Changes

  • Date
    11 January 2023
  • Beijing Time
    16:30 - 17:30
  • Brussels Time
    09:30 - 10:30
  • Location
  • Venue
  • Open to
    All European SMEs
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China has established a solid but rather complex regulatory system for food additives. This system can be difficult to navigate for European small and medium-sized food producers who often have questions about the scope and permitted usage of food additives in China. Furthermore, the distinction between new food additives and new food raw materials might be confusing to some.

To provide practical guidance to European SMEs on regulations pertaining to food additives, the EU SME Centre, in collaboration with the China-Italy Chamber of Commerce, is organising a webinar based on the recently published 2022 Guidelines “Food Additives in China: Regulations and Practical Cases”.

EU SME Centre experts will provide an overview of the laws and regulations governing food additives in China, discuss the latest labelling requirements and introduce the expected changes to the regulations.

16:30 – 16:40 Words of Welcome
Opening remarks by Alessio Petino, Business Advisor, EU SME Centre
EU SME Centre Presentation | China-Italy Chamber of Commerce Introduction

16:40 – 17:15 Food Additives in China
Rubén Martinez Gómez and Lydia Ye, Eibens

17:15 – 17:30 Q&A Session

Rubén Martínez Gómez
EIBENS Project Manager, Market Intelligence Dept.

Rubén has lived in China for over 6 years, and his career has always been focused on the Chinese market.

He has experience working both for public agencies and private companies. He worked at the Commercial Office of the Spanish Embassy in Beijing for the Valencian Agency of Business Internationalisation (IVACE) and worked as export manager for a Spanish leading company in the beer and soft drinks industry, being responsible of China and other Asian markets.

Currently, Rubén is Project Manager at EIBENS’ Market Intelligence department. He manages the company operations related to the development of consulting projects, assigning and coordinating team members activities and elaborating market intelligence reports and presentations. He has successfully conducted food and beverage market research and strategy projects for sectors like meat, dairy, wine, animal fodder, organic, e-commerce, etc. He has deep and up to date knowledge in regulation, marketing, distribution and sales channels in the F&B market in China.

He holds a master’s degree in Business Administration from the Polytechnic University of Valencia and specialised on international management and business internationalisation through different courses and experiences abroad.

Lydia Ye
EIBENS Market Intelligence Team Member

Lydia is a member of EIBENS Market Intelligence team, being responsible of market research and analysis, and has collaborated in the elaboration of several market reports and presentations, including seminars with the EU SME Centre, covering topics such as organic F&B, dairy, and GI promotion.

She has previous experience working as a consultant, including 3 years in Deloitte, supporting projects of M&A, business cooperation and partnerships, which help overseas clients from a varied range of sectors to invest and expand businesses and channels in the Chinese market.

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