Establishment of the ‘Macadamia Special Committee’ of the China Chamber of Commerce of Import & Export of Foodstuffs, Native Produce and Animal By-Products (CCCFNA)
The SAMAC Chairman was given the opportunity to present on the South African Macadamia Industry in Kunming, China after receiving an invitation from the CCCFNA. This follows the recent Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU) signing ceremony with the China Roasters Association and the exchange of membership with the Yunnan Macadamia Society. The conference was attended by approximately 150 influential Chinese roleplayers and international stakeholders during which a ‘Macadamia Special Committee’ was established and various key representatives appointed.
The Chairman was presented with a Letter of Appointment to serve on the Committee which will permit more engagement, interaction and influence within the wider China Macadamia Industry with a key focus on tariff negotiations, which are presently under way.
Additionally at the XXXVI INC World Nut and Dried Fruit Congress in Chennai the SAMAC Chairman signed an MOU with the CCCFNA which formalises the relationship between the two organisations. As a result SAMAC and the CCCFNA will exchange reciprocal membership, involve each other in functions, events and initiatives organised by each Association as well as support the expansion of the macadamia industry in both countries.
The Chairman receiving his Letter of Appointment from Miss Chen Ying, Director of Cereals and Oils Department of the CCCFNA.
Mr Bian Zhenhu (President of the CCCFNA) and Walter Giuricich (SAMAC Chairman) shorlty after signing the MOU at the XXXVI INC World Nut and Dried Fruit Congress in Chennai.