Since 2012, IFAC China has served as a regional asset to help facilitate monitoring and response to regulatory proposals in this key global market. The mission of IFAC China is to build a network of IFAC representatives in China to exchange information and technical expertise, develop positions, coordinate industry comments, and work in concert with IFAC members around the world to ensure global member support of food additive safety.
IFAC China is led by staff in Beijing who work in Mandarin and engage IFAC member company representatives based in the region. IFAC China staff also effectively engage with Chinese regulators on issues of importance, particularly when challenges arise. IFAC China enables IFAC to identify key regulatory proposals in real time, quickly translates proposals of interest into English, translate IFAC comments into Mandarin for regulatory submission, and establishes IFAC as a technical and scientific resource for Chinese authorities. IFAC China provides a foothold to reach all of Asia and has been critical in IFAC’s expansion in the region over the last several years.