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Newsletter No 4, July 2017
NO.4
New Image International(Taiwan Nranch)

New Image International(Taiwan Nranch)

Established in Auckland. New Zealand in June 1984, New Image International has successfully made shining business achievements through its manufacturing and marketing of healthy and nutritional products. The volume of its "colostrum“一its anchor product一has secured a leading position for New Image International in the global colostrum market, making New Image International a world famous leading brand. New Image International has also set up its branch offices in Australia, Malaysia, Taiwan, South Africa, Indonesia, Singapore, the Philippines, Hong Kong, Thailand, and Vietnam. Since its inception in 2003, the Taiwan Branch of New Image International has continuously cultivated the Taiwan market and is proactively duplicating the successful experiences of Taiwan and integrating the Vietnam, Hong Kong, and China markets. New Image International insists on bringing health, prosperity, and joy to everyone with the best products, and developing its business through a culture of truth, virtue

WFDSA's Seminar

WFDSA's Seminar

The Executive Secretary of the DSA attended WFDSA's 15th Secretaries Seminar in Orlando, Florida. This seminar was attended by personnel of 17 direct-selling associations respectively in Taiwan, India, Malaysia, the Philippines, Bolivia, Brazil, Belgium. Columbia, Italy, France, New Zealand, Ukraine, Canada, United Arab Emirates, Argentina, Kazakhstan. and Ecuador to share the challenges and solutions in different countries. Meanwhile, the WFDSA also reported the business performance of the direct selling industry in various countries in 2016 and exchanged views with representatives from various countries on laws and regulations and the code of ethics with an aim to promoting the positive development of the industry together.

Committee Member Visited FTC

Committee Member Visited FTC

Accompanied by Chairperson Shirley Chen of the DSA and personnel from its secretariat in the afternoon of June 20, Scott Balfour. a Member of the Global Regulatory Affairs Committee, WFDSA and the Vice President and Deputy General Counsel International, Amway, and Cary Justice, Corporate Counsel, Global Government Affairs, International/Core Legal, paid a special visit to the government officials at the Fair Trade Commission (FTC). Scott and Cary shared relevant directselling laws and regulations and legislative trends in the world with Commissioner Shu-chen Kuo, Director Kuang-yu Hu of the Fair Competition Department, and Section Chief Mei-hua Lai, and exchanged views with the government officials on the development of the direct-selling industry in Taiwan Commissioner Kuo recognized the contribution of the direct-selling industry, whose production value is constantly achieving new highs for Taiwan's economic development. Director Hu also expressed his gratitude to the guests who had

Total Output of Direct Selling Industry in Hit New High in 2016

Total Output of Direct Selling Industry in Hit New High in 2016

According to a 2016 survey on the development status of multi-level marketing enterprises released by the FTC in June, the total net sales of 338 direct-selling companies that engage in actual operation was as high as NT$88. 121 billion, which is a new record. Com-pared with the NT$80.138 billion last year, this translated into 10% growth and also marked the eighth year of continued sales revenue growth. The number of distributors also grew 8% to reach 2.73 million. This means one out of 8.6 people in the total population in Taiwan participate in direct selling. In addition, most domestic companies are optimistic about the outlook of their future operations For detailed about the results of the survey on the development status of multi-level marketing enterprises, please visit th the FTC's webpage at
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Certification of Members'Dispute Resolution Mechanisms with DSA's Assistance

Certification of Members'Dispute Resolution Mechanisms with DSA's Assistance

The DSA has spared no effort in protecting the rights and interests of consumers and distributors, and has always dedicated itself to elevating the standards of this industry. If disputes between DSA companies and distributors can be dealt with in more open, fair, and transparent manners, this obviously can effectively safeguard and protect distributor's rights, reduce disputes in the industry, and contribute to harmonious relations between DSA companies and distributors. Currently, the Multi-Level Marketing Protection?Foundation (MMPF) is promoting the sound development of the multi-level marketing industry and facilitating and encouraging the transparent and reasonable dispute resolution mechanisms between DSA companies and distributors by focusing its work program for this year on the certification of dispute resolution systems Therefore, it was resolved during a DSA's Supervisors' Meeting that the Ethics Committee is retained to provide guidance to the members to participate in the

Labeling Requirements for Food Products Sold by Vending Machines

Labeling Requirements for Food Products Sold by Vending Machines

In June 2017, the Ministry of Health and Welfare prescribed the Labeling Requirements for Food Products Sold by Vending Machines, which will come into effect on July 1, 2017. Such requirements apply to food products sold by vending machines and stipulate that operators shall specify the designations or names, addresses and telephone numbers of the companies in conspicuous manners on the external surface of the vending machines. With respect to food products sold by vending machines, which consist of packaged, bulk, and machine-prepared foods, the matters that shall be specified, such as the item name, place of production, shelf life, allergens, and genetically modified food materials, as well as the format and font size of such specification are stipulated. For more details, please refer to the announcement of the Ministry of Health and Welfare at
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