The population of the People’s Republic of China demands a sustainable, safe and reliable food supply. Our Food, Beverage and Agribusiness practice provides full-spectrum counsel to multinational and domestic companies on issues such as the increasingly complex supply-chain distribution system, heightened food safety concerns, expanding environmental and trade regulations, and the challenges of domestic and overseas competition.
We frequently work in close cooperation with our strategic alliance partner, McDermott Will & Emery, to provide comprehensive solutions to companies whose issues typically involve multi-jurisdictional components. The team has substantial experience resolving and preventing trade restrictions in markets throughout the globe, including on biotech, SPS and other non-tariff measures, food safety concerns, product labeling and recalls, and other compliance matters. McDermott’s Food, Beverage and Agribusiness Industry Group works closely with all US government agencies responsible for food and agriculture, as well as with the US Congress and legislative and regulatory bodies in foreign capitals worldwide.
MWE China Law Offices combines our extensive legal resources with our deep understanding of the food, beverage and agricultural cycle—from farm through production, packaging, distribution, import, export, marketing and retail—to quickly identify and address legal issues that may have a significant impact on our clients’ operations in China.
Our solid working relationships with various regulatory bodies, such as various branches of China’s Ministry of Agriculture (MOA), the Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection & Quarantine (AQSIQ) and Food & Drug Administration (CFDA), also provides us with keen insights into the objectives and processes of these important agencies.