To represent their interests and connect with officials, Chinese bakers have support in China Association of Bakery & Confectionery Industry. This group is also the organizer of China’s trademark industry event, the Bakery China trade fair.
China Association of Bakery & Confectionery Industry (CABCI) is a mass organization composed by voluntary enterprises and industrial companies. They specialize in producing bread, pastry, biscuits, candies, chocolate, crystal sugar, frozen food (ice cream, Eskimo pie, ice candies), instant food (instant noodles, instant rice noodles, instant rice, instant porridge), preserved fruits, snacks and more. The association also comprises the relative enterprises and universities, and the enterprises trading raw materials and equipment for bakery and confectionery products.
It is a Chinese trans-regional and trans-department non-profit organization, operating under state administration. .
The main mission of the association is to act as a link between its members and government departments. On the one hand, CABCI assists government departments to well control the national bakery and confectionery industry, and on the other, it is serving its members by ensuring they maintain their legal rights, so as to further promote the development of the industry, CABCI representatives explain us.
Based on the regulation of the State Economic and Trade Commission and approved by the Ministry of Civil Affairs, the main tasks of the association are to carry out research on important issues in the industry, based on the policies published by the party and the state. It also raises suggestions and comments to the government on the policies of reform and legislation, participates in elaborating industry programming and plans; participates in the state and industry standards making and revising, and the drawing up of laws.
CABCI also carries out quality examinations, product appraising and recommendations (in China and abroad) related to new products introduced, highlighting goods entrusted by the government. The association organizes research and technology works, organizes personnel training and exchanges; develops contact with the related international organizations and informs the needs of members to related departments.
The organization is led by Mr. Zhu Nianlin. “With globalized consumption habits and a growing popularity of home baking, knowledge of baking practices and appliances such as ovens is much sought-after among young Chinese consumers, urban white-collared workers, and housewives pursuing the ‘IT’ lifestyle. In response to this overwhelming growth and market demand, the show area for home baking at Bakery China reaches more than 5,000sqm, to provide a learning, training and development platform to the growing numbers of baking lovers,” Mr. Nianlin says for Asia Pacific Baker & Biscuit. You can read his insights previewing Bakery China in the Spring 2018 issue.