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At our next meeting, we will have a guest presentation by a group interested in forming an external Packaging Association focus on food safety, regulation, etc.
Asian Network for Safety and Sustainability of the Food Chain

Dario Dainelli and Paolo Vergano would like to introduce to you the Asian Network for Safety and Sustainability of the Food Chain, which they are in the process of setting up and that will hopefully meet the interest and needs of many operators active in the Asia-Pacific region.

This initiative originates from the cooperation and vision of two consulting firms, namely:

  • FratiniVergano Pte. Ltd., the Singapore-based consultancy arm of FratiniVergano – European Lawyers, a Brussels-based law firm with key expertise in ASEAN affairs, EU-ASEAN trade, market access issues, food law and WTO regulation (for additional information on the firm, its lawyers and areas of expertise, see www.fratinivergano.asia);  and


  • Dario Dainelli sprl – Policy & Regulatory Affairs, a consulting firm established in Brussels, providing services to industry, trade associations and governmental bodies in all matters related to food and food packaging safety and regulatory affairs, sustainable solutions for the food chain, as well as in relation to chemical substances.

The activities of the Asian Network for Safety and Sustainability of the Food Chain will be addressed to the private sector operating within the wider Asian region, and particularly ASEAN, and aim at catering to the industries’ regulatory needs for developing business and enhancing technical progress in the fields of safety and sustainability of all activities related to food production, trade and distribution, as well as packaging materials and packaging solutions.

The Network is open to the membership of all relevant industry representatives and trade associations doing business in the sector of food, and requiring specific support addressing issues in food safety, food legislation, food contact materials and relevant policies and legislation related to sustainability and the circular economy of the food chain. It aims at becoming a technical, regulatory and commercial point of reference on these issues in Asia and at interacting within Governments and the relevant Asian business advisory councils, notably within ASEAN, in order to feed the needs of the industry into the regional regulatory and legislative processes.

This initiative aims at gathering interest by prospective members and at building a critical mass of participants and supporters for commencement of activities in the shortest period of time. Dario and Paolo look forward to meeting you on 14 November 2018 and to discussing with you the development of the Asian Network for Safety and Sustainability of the Food Chain.