China 'Meet the Buyer' event
With a firm eye on new export opportunities for our licensees, Soil Association Certification continue to work in support of both government and business chambers, helping to overcome barriers to overseas organic markets.
One of the fastest growth organic markets in the world, China presents both huge opportunities, but also more than a few challenges. As you see in our Global Guide's China page, access to traditional Chinese retail market requires full supply chain certification to CNCA standards. We and our Chinese partners can assist with this, but if your business would like to explore a more direct route in, then perhaps e-commerce is for you. There are currently a number of platforms that will list organic products from the UK, without the requirement for additional certification.
The China Britain Business Council (CBBC) are inviting Soil Association Certification licensees to join them at their London HQ on the Wednesday 9th May to meet buyers from both an exciting traditional retailer concept and a significant e-commerce platform.
Take this opportunity to meet with a buyer from Netease Kaola - a leading platform with a focus on specific sub-categories and China’s largest cross-border e-commerce platform - and the British House in Beijing – a multi-brand concept store showcasing premium British brands. Both Kaola and the British House already work with a variety of UK brands. They will have an interest in pre-packaged organic food and drink products, with a particular focus on tea snacks, confectionery, beer and spirits.
Both CBBC and Soil Association Certification staff will be on hand to support businesses during the event. For more details of buyer interest areas, criteria for sellers and how to register your interest, please visit the CBBC registration page.
We hope to see you there.