Our lawyers have a deep understanding of the food, beverage and agriculture cycle—from farm through production, packaging, distribution, import, export, marketing and retail—and are able to quickly identify and address legal issues that may impact on our clients’ operations in China. Our solid working relationships with various regulatory bodies, such as China’s Ministry of Agriculture (MOA), the Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection & Quarantine (AQSIQ) and Food & Drug Administration (CFDA), which have now merged into State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR), also provides us with keen insights into the objectives and processes of these agencies.
We work closely with Winston to provide comprehensive solutions to companies faced with issues involving multi-jurisdictional components. The combined team has substantial experience preventing and resolving trade restrictions in markets throughout the globe, including those on biotech, SPS, and other non-tariff measures, food safety concerns, product labeling and recalls, and other compliance matters. Of note, Winston’s Food, Beverage & Agriculture industry group was named the 2015 “Food & Beverage Group of the Year” by Law360, which recognized its strong capabilities in consumer fraud litigation, product liability litigation, defamation and disparagement litigation, antitrust litigation, and transactional counseling in the U.S. and around the world.