In the blink of an eye, Taiwan R.O.C. Direct Selling Association (the “DSA”) has entered its 31 st anniversary since its establishment in December 1990, during which it made key contribution to the healthy development of the direct selling industry. Over the years,
many high quality direct selling companies have joined the DSA one after another, making this positive industry momentum grow stronger day by day.
Upholding our common beliefs, apart from abiding by the Code of Ethics and keeping market in good order, all member companies have been committed to enhancing the positive image of the industry and changing the stenotype of the public about “direct selling”.
What benefits can you get to join the DSA?
1. Symbol of high quality direct selling company – To become a DSA member, you must satisfy the following conditions: no bad records at the Fair Trade Commission (FTC), passing the written & visit reviews by the Membership Committee, approved by the 15 DSA Directors via voting, and willing to abide by the Code of Ethics.
2. Growth opportunity – The DSA organizes several keynote speeches or forums every year, in which all member companies can send staff to participate to learn and grow together.
3. Exchange of experience – Through friendship activities held by various DSA Committees, member companies can exchange their experience with each other, which is equal to having extra free consultation.
4. Enhancement of corporate image – The DSA has plans to organize charitable activities every year for all member companies to participate in. Making good use of this platform, member companies can not only enhance the overall image of the direct selling industry, but also add scores to their own corporate image.
5. Creating a high quality industrial environment – Leveraging its influence, the DSA can work with the competent authority, academia, and legislature to formulate and amend laws and regulations that are conducive to the development of the direct selling industry in order to create a high quality industrial environment.
How to join the DSA?
1. First, log in the DSA official website (https://www.dsa.org.tw/apply_join.php) to download the Membership Application Form. Then prepare all the necessary documents and submit them to the Secretariat (along with all the electronic files if any).
2. After receiving the application, the Membership Committee will hold a document review meeting to conduct written review of the application. If the written review is passed, a review visit will be arranged.
3. After the review visit is completed and the application is scored and passed by a simple majority of votes cast by the review committee members, the application will be submitted to the Board of Directors for approval. When passed by the Board of Directors, the applicant company will become a member of the DSA.
SUNRIDER was founded by Dr. Tei-Fu Chen and Oi-Lin Chen, MD in Utah USA in 1982. However, their career journey had started decades earlier when Dr. Chen was still living in his native land Taiwan. In the process of his growing up, Dr. Chen was a feeble child. His grandfather used the long-inherited Chinese medicinal plants to take care of his health. The strong efficacy of medicinal plants ignited Dr. Chen’s lifelong passion for Chinese herbal medicine.
When studying herbal medicine and pharmaceutics at college, Dr. Chen met Ms. Oi-Lin Chen, a talented medical student from Hong Kong, and tied the knot with her later on. With common interest in nature, expert knowledge in science, and entrepreneurship, this couple started a business with an aim to change people’s life by means of natural medicinal plants. Founders Dr. Tei-Fu Chen and Oi-Lin Chen, MD, and their two sons Dr. Reuben Chen and Eric Chen are all trustworthy experts in herbal nutrition. The founder’s family manages and controls all aspects of the manufacturing process to ensure the efficacy, pureness, integrity, and safety of their products.
By combining ancient Chinese wisdom, traditional Chinese herbal cuisine, and advanced science, we have provided you with a new nutrition level that is extremely close to nature, which we call “The Art of Herbal Science™”. When you nourish your body with high-quality plant ingredients, which help to cleanse and metabolize your body, your body will strike a balance. A balanced body is the cornerstone of your health. The equation “Nourish + Cleanse = Balance” is what we call “Philosophy of Regeneration ® ”.
Upholding the philosophy of “Philosophy of Regeneration ® ”, SUNRIDER combines Oriental traditional herbal essence and Western state-of-the-art technology, and through concentration and extraction techniques, to produce herbal supplements, cosmetics and household products to help people live a balanced and healthy life.
Our vision is to foster a culture of business opportunity so as to make people around the world able to challenge conventions, push beyond boundaries, and pave their own path to success.
We believe that investing in the holistic well-being of people allows them to live out their best life possible. Based on this belief, we have been committed to empowering people to pursue prosperity in both personal and professional development and promote a healthy lifestyle at the same time.
In order to allow DSA members to better understand the trends of major policies and laws & regulations concerning food and cosmetics at the present stage so as to adjust their product strategies in a timely manner, we have collected the current status of related laws & regulations as of October 2021 for reference by member companies as follows:
FDA: Food Draft Category:
In order to definitely control the quality of baby food and health supplements, the Ministry of Health and Welfare published a notice to commence a period of public comments for draft amendment of the “Regulations Governing the Registration of Food Businesses”.
In order to make consumer information transparent and reinforce the management of prepackaged honey and its syrup products, the Ministry of Health and Welfare published a notice to commence a period of public comments for draft amendment of the “Regulations Governing the Labeling of Prepackaged Honey and Its Syrup Products”.
The Ministry of Health and Welfare published a notice to commence a period of public comments for draft amendment of the “Use Restrictions and Labeling Requirements of Aloe as a Food Ingredient”.
The Ministry of Health and Welfare published a notice to commence a period of public comments for draft amendment of the “Standards for Specification, Scope, Application and Limitation of Food Additives” to add provisions on the scope of application, maximum amount, and specifications for “nitrogen” used as a food additive.
The Ministry of Health and Welfare published a notice to commence a period of public comments for draft amendment of the “Regulations Governing the Labeling of Infant and Follow-up Formula” in the wake of invalidation of the following four previously published rules: “Regulations Governing the Labeling of Infant Formula and Complete Formula for Infants over Four Months”, “Regulations Governing the Labeling of Baby Formula”, “Regulations Governing the Prohibited Labeling of Infant Formula and Complete Formula for Infants over Four Months of Age”, and “Special Dietary Foods Like Infant and Follow-up Formula Should be Clearly Labeled on the Container by Direct Printing to Make It Easy for Consumers to Recognize”.
FDA: Food Announcement Category:
The “Regulations Governing the Labeling of Small Prepackaged Food” was put into effect on September 1, 2021.
The “Food Businesses Shall Take Out Product Liability Insurance” went into effect on January 1, 2021.
FDA: Enforcement Rules for Cosmetic Hygiene and Safety Act
The Statute for Control of Cosmetic Hygiene has been upgraded and renamed as the “Cosmetic Hygiene and Safety Act”.
Abolish rules on registration of cosmetic colorants and ex-ante review of advertisement for cosmetics.
Add rules on product notification, PIF, and GMP.
Sunset provision is set for specific purpose cosmetics.
Definition of cosmetics is altered.
Administrative fines are raised.
The online event “Today’s COE Talk”, launched by DSA’s Public Affairs Committee in September, has ended successfully. In order to further promote the Code of Ethics with new ideas, the DSA published two crosstalk videos this year, that discuss the difficulties encountered by direct selling practitioners in an interesting manner. The DSA expects to draw out different points of view in order to make people better understand the connotation and spirit of the Code of Ethics. These two videos have received an enthusiastic response from online audience. Nearly one hundred fans shared their comments in the event posts.
In the time of late autumn, in cooperation with Children Are Us Foundation and coffee expert Jian Jia-cheng, the DSA is planned to organize an event entitled “Aura Charity Coffee Flash” at the Grand Hall (on the 1 st floor) of Snow Peak Uni-president Department Store on November 12, 2021 (13:30 ~ 17:00). Ms. Gemma Wu, a renowned performing artist nicknamed Gui Gui, will be present to play the role of charity ambassador for the event to enjoy the fun of experiencing coffee with everybody. You are all welcome to join us in this charity activity. For more information, please follow the DSA’s Facebook Fans Page. (https://www.facebook.com/TaiwanDirectSellingAssociation)
The 2021 Taiwan R.O.C. Direct Selling Association Convention is scheduled to be held on December 21 (Tue.) at Sheraton Grand Taipei Hotel. The theme of this year’s Convention is set as “COE Navigating; E-surpassing Together”(商德領航，e起超越), indicating that the COE-centered DSA will continue to lead the development of the direct selling industry with the spirit of business ethics and combine the application of digital technology to surpass environmental limit in order to create a prosperous future for the direct selling industry.
In order to avoid interruption by the epidemic uncertainties, the Industry Forum originally scheduled to be held simultaneously with the Convention has been
postponed to 2022. However, the 1 st General Assembly under the 17 th Board of Directors and the banquet will be held as scheduled. In order to celebrate the re-election of the 17 th Board of Directors and allow all member representatives to enjoy the delicacies and performances at the banquet, the DSA has made preparation for proper epidemic prevention measures to be taken on the day. All member companies are welcome to participate in the Convention. Details for Convention registration will be formally published by the DSA Secretariat later.
In October 2021, PM-International held an online Asia Pacific congress. More than 200,000 online viewers watched the live stream of the event on PM TV.
At the beginning of the event, CEO & Founder Rolf Sorg mentioned, “In the first 8 months of 2021, PM-International’s turnover figures are up 42% compared to 2020.
In the Asia-Pacific region, we have grown 57% compared to 2020.” Following the opening of a new branch in the UK in the summer, market openings in Belgium, Indonesia, China, as well as several markets on the African continent are next on the agenda. In the meantime, we expanding our headquarters in Luxembourg and also built the Logistics Center in several regions. For that, the love of all partners can continue to expand the sponsorship of the children by World Vision.
The biggest highlight of the event was launched revolutionary product FitLine C-Balance. PM-International’s Chief Scientific Officer Dr. Tobias Kühne and world leading experts Dr. Bernard Cher (immunology, molecular diagnostics) as well as Prof. Dr. Manfred Eggersdorfer (Professor for healthy ageing) spoke on stage about the development phases and scientific research that went into the product. PM-International invested 9 years and more than 3 million Euros in the development of this unique product in cooperation with several universities and laboratories. They pointed out the products’ impact on the daily lives of millions of people. It is the first time that we have taken the lead in developing a product completely from basic scientific research to the finished product! This new product also got two new patents from Luxembourg.
For more information about PM-International: www.pm-international.com
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