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China seemingly backtracks on tougher e-commerce rules providing a boost to supplement and food firms

The surprise move was announced on the eve of Chinese Premier Li Keqiang's arrival to Australia. ©iStock

China’s Commerce Ministry appears to have halted plans for more stringent cross border e-commerce rules, meaning many goods will still be regarded as personal trade, rather than for commercial distribution. 

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Blackmores has fallen foul of the Chinese advertising regulation. ©iStock

Blackmores fined for violating China ad laws as regulators name and shame global firms

Freedom Foods will bring its  functional health cereal, snacks and beverage to the US market.

Freedom Foods seals deal for US expansion and snaps up sports nutrition firm

The issue of supplement use and doping in sport has become a topical issue with many high-profile athletes falling foul of current laws. ©iStock

Regulatory consistency lacking for sports supplement use, expert declares

Dr Lesley Braun will be speaking at the Singapore symposium on March 23.

Blackmores Institute to ramp-up research into consumer understanding of supplements in Singapore

Herbalife has announced a joint venture with TCM firm Tasly.

Herbalife unveils China TCM joint venture as it posts flat full-year sales for 2016

Wales economy secretary Ken Skates meets Acerchem officials in Shanghai.

China nutraceutical firm unveils plans for European R&D and manufacturing base in Wales

The first quarter was impacted by changes to the buying patterns of Chinese exporters, said the firm.

Profits slump at Blackmores as 'challenging' China market continues to take its toll

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