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The Agriculture, Food and Beverage (AFB) Working Group is a communication platform between European companies and Chinese regulators and authorities. The working group aims to foster better understanding and implementation of policies and regulations, to promote food safety and to improve market access for European food and beverage companies operating in China. The working group includes a wide range of companies including importers and exporters, manufacturers, distributors, retailers, catering service providers, specialised testing laboratories and consultancies. Currently over 160 member companies are in the group.

After the consolidation of the Chamber’s working groups in 2015, the Agriculture, Food and Beverage Working Group now has two sub-working groups – the Paediatric Nutrition (PN) Desk and the Cheese Industry Desk. The Paediatric Nutrition Desk was established in 2009, and currently has seven international companies as members and six domestic manufacturers as local partners. The Cheese Industry Desk was established in 2014, and has eight prominent European cheese producers and industry associations as its members.

Both of these industry desks represent the interests of their members and promote dialogue and communication among all relevant stakeholders.

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