Australian businesses to apply for Chinese organic certification “willing to spend big cost”
AQSIQ latest statistics show that more and more organic foods imported into the Chinese market.
With the growth of Chinese demand for imported food , more and more countries , Minister of Agriculture and private enterprises have expressed hope that can come to China to sell organic food in the country. According to projections by the U.S. Food Industry Association , 2018, China will become the world ‘s largest consumer of imported food,the market scale will reach 480 billion yuan. Organic FoodThe study from the National Bureau of Statistics show that nearly five years, China’s imports of food an average annual growth rate has remained at about 15 %, of which the proportion of organic food increased year by year.In order to obtain this huge Chinese market , the Australian food companies willing to spend to get China ‘s high cost of organic food certification.
News reports from Australia that: China’s population increases the demand for organic food, the market is expanding, the Australian food industry to be able to break into the Chinese middle class market, at a consideration of up to 50,000 Australian dollars to spend in order to get China Organic food certification. But the Australian organic certification organization (Australian Certified Organic) pointed out that to obtain organic certification in China, is an extremely complex and expensive process.
It is understood that China Organic Food Certification include: application; pre- plan and develop a preliminary examination ; organic food certification examination signed contract ; trial; field inspection and evaluation; writing checks to assess; comprehensive review of assessments; certification decision / technical committee resolution use organic food logo.
Australian organic certification organizations are lobbying the federal government to negotiate with China on issues related to the promotion of bilateral economic activity in terms of organic food.
For many Australian dairy farmers , the China Organic Food Certification is a stepping stone for them . For example, Bruce Symons Chief Executive Officer of the Australian organic dairy company (Organic Dairy Farmers of Australia) said that as five years ago, won the China ‘s organic certification , the company’s exports to China ‘s long-life milk, from the original 20 percent to 30 % this year, sales of close to 100 million liters. Data Australian dairy farmers association (Dairy Australia) showed that milk sold in Asia , the proportion of infant formula , from 25 percent four years ago to nearly 50 % last year. This huge market potential , but also allow the company plans to sell infant formula in China . Similarly , Laura McBain organic food company Chief Executive Officer Bellamy (Bellamy’s Organic) said that although China is difficult and expensive to apply for certification , but the effect is obvious. He said , and one year 200,000 babies were born in Australia , the Chinese year of the newborn as many as 20 million , apparently , the Chinese market is profitable. It is understood that 50% of milk are exported overseas , which occupies an important position in the Chinese market.
In addition to the European organic food market in China coveted piece of fat outside the Danish Minister for Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, also expressed the hope that the Danish organic food can be placed on the Chinese table. Familiar with the organic food industry, people should be aware that the Danish organic food organic agriculture and the whole industry chain is very mature and very well-developed , and its premier domestic organic food accounted for 8 % of the total food , but the Chinese organic food sales only 0.02% of total food sales. Because of the small population, the Danish organic food in addition to domestic demand, there are a large proportion of organic food are sold abroad. To this end, Denmark hopes to achieve cooperation with China AQSIQ, but also willing to provide relevant training.