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Workshop on the European import scheme for organic products

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The EU is currently implementing the revised rules on the import regime. The first list of certification bodies approved for their operations in Third Countries was agreed on on 26 and 27 October 2011. A workshop took place at the Club of … Continue reading

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China is cheaper, but should you do business there?

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Labor? Cheaper. Ingredient costs? Cheaper. Yes, sourcing nutritional ingredients from China can save you lots of money, but other “costs” should be considered—otherwise it could cost you big time down the road. The recent news that China likely will surpass … Continue reading

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USA-Increased the sugar import quota by almost 8%

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The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has again increased the 2011 sugar tariff rate quota to relieve supply pressure – a move the Sweetener Users Association has welcomed, while urging further adjustment. The USDA said it determined that additional supplies … Continue reading

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Where is the natural products retail market headed?

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Bob Burke, founder of Natural Products Consulting. Q: Which factors are helping the natural products industry? A: The fact that the overall economy is coming back from where it was. We’re seeing increased traffic, increased basket size, growth in channels. It’s a … Continue reading

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