Phenomenon of Marketing Restrictions in Hong Kong & Asian Markets and Relevant
WTO Concerns – Child Nutrition Products & Other Beverages as Case Studies
Food & Beverage
Food & Beverage
12:00-1:45pm . AmCham Law Committee and the Food & Beverage Committee are pleased to jointly hosted a luncheon event with Mr. Warren Maruyama, Partner of Hogan Lovells, Washington, DC who will share his latest WTO analysis on the HK regulatory situation. Topics to be covered:
In recent years, phenomenon of tightened business environment has been observed in Asia and worldwide with certain requirements on the marketing of a host of products, such as child nutrition products, different kinds of beverages, products contains trans-fats and GMOs, as examples. The affected business areas widely include the use of company names, trademarks, branding and packaging contents, etc.
While those requirements serve the purpose of 'consumer protection" in some sense, there are also potential possibilities that those requirements contradict the free trade principle or relevant WTO agreements.
During the luncheon, the speaker will share with you the dilemmatic situations between regulating businesses and promoting free trade. He will particularly take the upcoming regulations of child nutrition products in Hong Kong and similar regulations of different beverages in other markets as case studies, and see if there is any best approach for striving a balance between the best interests of different parties in the society. First 15-20 minutes is for networking Sandwiches & beverages included Hosted by the Law Committee and the Food & Beverage Committee
The American Chamber of Commerce in HK 1904 Bank of America Tower 12 Harcourt Road Central, Hong Kong