Pet Fair Asia – Shanghai – 2019
In the following days from 21st – 23rd August my third visit to Pet Fair Asia followed. It is impressive to see how fast this fair has grown in the last years and how fast the offers expand. Also the quality of the products increases.
My fixed appointments served above all to deepen conversations with already known distributors. In each meeting, there was a great deal of interest in cooperation with European partners, albeit with different focal points, depending on the distributors’ orientation and sales channels.
In order to be able to enter the Chinese market at all, every manufacturer must first obtain two approvals:
- GACC – Approval (General Administration of Customs China) is the general approval of a manufacturer for deliveries to China.
- MOA – Approval (Ministry of Agriculture) refers to every single product to be imported into China.
This process can be done by the manufacturers themselves. However, discussions with many European exhibitors have shown that it makes sense to get the support of a Chinese partner. In most cases, this will be an agency. In addition to a few established ones, there are now also many who jump on the bandwagon because the market is growing enormously.
If you are interested in more details, please contact me for further information.
If you are interested in direct personal contacts, to agencies for registration or with distributors, I will gladly accompany you on an independent tour or take you to the next Pet Fair Asia 2020 from August 19th – 23rd at the latest next year.
Your Christian Köhler
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IPIS Conference 2019 – https://www.petfairasia.com/en/events/international-pet-industry-summit/
Pet Fair Asia 2019 – https://www.petfairasia.com/en/