Made in China requirement for supplements?

Discussion in 'International Business' started by jon shepherd, Nov 9, 2018.

  1. jon shepherd

    jon shepherd UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Hi There
    We are considering launching a supplement that will be made in china and sold in the UK.
    Is there a legal requirement to have "Made in China" in the product for a supplement?

    I can see no mention of this rule on the food.gov website
    It says that the address can be the packer or distributor. In which a UK address is sufficient?
     
    Posted: Nov 9, 2018 By: jon shepherd Member since: Nov 9, 2018
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  2. Mike Godwin

    Mike Godwin UKBF Contributor Free Member

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    We import health supplements obo customers and distribute for them. From what I know, the only address on the packaging is the distributors'.
     
    Posted: Nov 15, 2018 By: Mike Godwin Member since: Mar 27, 2018
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  3. Andy777

    Andy777 UKBF Regular Full Member

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    Customers will still want to know where the product is coming from...

    From experience, I can tell that IF you plan on selling the product on Amazon, Made in China, in SUPPLEMENTS market is a big negative. Not saying you can't sell it, you can but many people will avoid buying from you knowing that product comes from China.

    This may not be such a huge issue if your brand low cost/budget brand but if you plan on positioning as a premium brand, it will def. be a problem.
     
    Posted: Nov 21, 2018 By: Andy777 Member since: Apr 12, 2011
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  4. Nico Albrecht

    Nico Albrecht UKBF Regular Full Member - Verified Business

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    Even the Chinese don't trust their own supplement brands and buy from other countries. Google milk powers China as an example. How can you guarantee those supplements are save Do you test every batch coming to the UK.
     
    Posted: Nov 27, 2018 By: Nico Albrecht Member since: May 2, 2017
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  5. Mr D

    Mr D UKBF Legend Free Member

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    Milk powers are good. The power to wee.
    Plus useful for the calcium content of the milk.
     
    Posted: Nov 27, 2018 By: Mr D Member since: Feb 12, 2017
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  6. Kunnod

    Kunnod UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    This is the rule of international trade. In particular, products supplied by foreign countries for the supply of raw materials and patents in China must be written in the country of origin, in order to enjoy the tariff reduction policy of the importing country.
     
    Posted: Dec 22, 2018 By: Kunnod Member since: Dec 22, 2018
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  7. China Contract Solver

    China Contract Solver UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Hi, I checked some China custom regulations on this. On 11 Oct 2017, General Administration of Quality Supervision Inspection and Quarantine of the People's Republic of China issued a special note that "Export goods without labeling the origin cannot be cleared ".
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    It mainly reminds the China suppliers they should label the origin of products as the import party's customs will detain the goods if products have been labeled the origin.

    So firstly you have to know clearly if the customs in your country needs the imported products to be labeled the origin. For China customs, there are no mandatory provisions on this. That is to say, if you do not want "Made in China" to be displayed on your items, China suppliers can do it as you said. But if the customs in your country needs products labeled origin, then you have to ask China suppliers label the origin of products.
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 30, 2018
    Posted: Dec 30, 2018 By: China Contract Solver Member since: Dec 28, 2018
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