Food and Beverage Forum

GOAL/MISSION

The F&B forum is AmCham’s one of the vigorous forums within the community.

The forum is advocacy focused and this year is the 3rd consecutive year for the forum to publish its standalone policy spotlight addressing the key industry issues. Members actively advocates on important laws and regulations and they were part of the Food Safety Law revision process and several of the inputs were incorporated in the revised law. They invited regulators to come and talk on major regulations that serve for larger group of AmCham members more than just F&B industry, such as Anti-Monopoly Law, Advertising Law, etc.  

Besides, 7 core member companies of the F&B forum initiated and supported a cooperation program between CFDA and AmCham China, to facilitate a science-based food safety supervision in China in 2014. It is the first public-private partnership established in the F&B sector and serving as a platform for Chinese regulators to have effective exchanges with the industry as well as their counterpart in the U.S. and EU. The program supported international seminars, local capacity building programs, comparison researches on future legislations, etc. 

LEADERSHIP

Co-chairs

Julia Zhu: Government Affairs Director, Starbucks China
Rachel Yu: Public Policy and Government Affairs Director, Coca-Cola Greater China
 

Vice Chair

Sujing Wang, Corporate Affairs Senior Manager, PepsiCo Greater China Region
 

MEMBERSHIP PROFILE

The forum is comprised of over 100 members covering the entire value chain of food & beverage industry, ranging from raw material providers (Cargill, ADM, LDC), manufacturers (Coca Cola, PepsiCo, Mars, MLDZ, Danone), food services providers (Starbucks, McDonalds), retailors (Wal-Mart), import/export traders (Hennessey), etc.

PAST EVENTS

  • AmCham China “American Business in China” White Paper Chapters (annual): Food and Beverage Chapter
  • Amcham China Policy Spotlight Series:
    • 2015: Strengthening Food Safety through Public-Private Partnerships
    • 2016: Enhancing Joint Governance through International Collaboration, Promoting Food Safety through Proactive Engagement

2017/2018 ACTIVITY PLAN

Share outcomes of the CFDA new Food Safety Law through the training program launched in May for local FDA officials from Shanghai, Jiangsu, Anhui and Zhejiang to exchange on regulatory updates and best commercial and technological practices.

GOVERNMENT ADVOCACY

  1. Completion of the research programs with the CFDA and Renmin University on Professional Claimants and Spot-checking.
  2. Ongoing advocacy activities in AQSIQ’s Measures for the Administration of Certificates Attached to Food Exports to China.

AMCHAM CHINA SUPPORT:

Jenny Chen, Food and Beverage Forum Coordinator:

Email: jchen@amchamchina.org

Tel: (8610) 8519-0865