Founded in May 1989, China Chamber of Commerce for Import & Export of Medicines & Health Products (CCCMHPIE), is the leading and most influential national trade association in China with a mission to promote the international trade and cooperation in medicinal and health products. CCCMHPIE，directly under the Ministry of Commerce of China, has a diverse membership of more than 2,400 companies including most of the major manufacturers and trading companies of pharmaceutical and health products across China. The fields that CCCMHPIE covers range from Traditional Chinese Medicines (TCM), pharmaceuticals, preparations, medical devices and equipment, dressings, biopharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, functional cosmetics to health products.
CCCMHPIE is able to help international business people to build, sustain and grow their business in China. Through its vast network of membership and extensive coverage of geographic areas in the country, it can assist individual foreign companies to export successfully, establish business locally and source products in China.
CCCMHPIE is very active in formulating and implementing government policies, governing import and export of medicines and health products. It represents the concerns of business to all levels of government as the voice of the industry. It lobbies government on trade issues via a number of channels including face to face meetings with governmental departments, participation in government task force and special committees, and conducting original research critical to the development of the industry. On behalf of the industry,
CCCMHPIE also participates in bilateral and multilateral talks between the Chinese and foreign governments on medicinal products.
CCCMHPIE is entrusted by the government to perform a broad spectrum of functions. It organizes the tendering of export quotas for medicinal and health products, and implements government programs to assist the small and medium-sized companies in their efforts to break into international markets as well as the government strategy to develop medicinal products export bases. In addition,
CCCMHPIE acts as the organizer of the Medicinal and Health Products Hall at the Guangzhou Chinese Commodity Import and Export Fair, the second largest fair in the world. Moreover, it formulates trade development strategy for the industry.
Over the years, CCCMHPIE has built up platforms for Chinese and foreign companies to get acquainted and do business well.