In-Person Workshop A — Working Group on Successful International Commercialization for Your Dietary Supplement Product

Jun 28, 2022 9:00am – 12:30pm

Jennifer Boyd
Senior Director, Regulatory Affairs, US & International
Nestle Health Science

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Andrew Devine
Director Strategic Affairs, China
Office of the U.S. Trade Representative Executive Office of the President

Simon Pettman
Executive Director
IADSA (International Alliance of Dietary/Food Supplement Associations)

Harry Rice
V.P., Regulatory & Scientific Affairs
Global Organization for EPA and DHA Omega-3s (GOED)

Moderator:

Michelle Stout
Regulatory Policy Director
Amway/ Nutrilite
Chair, IADSA (International Alliance of Dietary/Food Supplement Associations) (Buena Park, CA)

In today’s global marketplace, it is imperative that dietary supplement manufacturers have at the very minimum a working knowledge of product commercialization in international markets. Supplement manufacturers must develop strategies which are internationally compliant, but also have commercial appeal for both developed and emerging foreign markets.

In today’s global marketplace, it is imperative that dietary supplement manufacturers have at the very minimum, a working knowledge of product commercialization in international markets. Supplement manufacturers must develop strategies which are internationally compliant, but also have commercial appeal for both developed and emerging foreign markets.

Workshop leaders will help you with the challenges that global commercialization presents and provide solutions for success. Points of discussion will include:

The Practicalities and Details for Entering Foreign Markets – Established and Developing
  • Detailed discussions around key markets, such as China, the European Union, and the UK
    • Foreign laws and regulations governing dietary supplements
    • Evaluating a regulatory pathway for dietary supplement product entry
    • Identifying foreign approvals and registration processes
    • Preparing for premarket approval and notification systems

Current Factors Impacting Import – Focus on China and Europe
  • Analyzing ground-breaking challenges in China related to the General Administration of Customs China (GACC) regulations
    • What the regulations mean and why they were developed?
    • How are U.S. regulators trying to bring clarity to U.S. companies?
    • What solutions can a U.S. company explore for compliance?
    • Where are the regulations still ambiguous?
  • Spotlight on the European Union
    • Animal Product Certifications in the EU
      • What products and ingredients are impacted?
      • For example, popular ingredients like Vitamin D could be affected – what can companies do to comply?
      • Discussion around significant changes to requirements affecting exemptions
    • EU and Risk Assessments
      • How are EU countries approaching risk assessments of ingredients?
      • Exploration of examples of shifting risk assessment paradigm, such as EU’s approach to titanium dioxide
  • Other Significant Actions Affecting Foreign Commerce
    • Discussion of the decision by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Seafood Inspection Program (SIP) to discontinue export certifications for fishery product oil supplements
    • Hear from the Global Organization for EPA and DHA Omega-3s (GOED) on the impact on fishery product oil supplement exportation and possible pathways forward.