Japan-EU free trade agreement

After a long process of negotiations that began in 2013 and not without differences between both parties, finally the European Union and Japan signed a Free Trade Economic Agreement on 1 February. Specifically, the Agreement contemplates the elimination of tariffs between both geographical areas. In addition to facilitating economic transactions between both economies, this milestone involves sending a clear message from two of the world’s most prosperous economies that international trade is moving in the opposite direction of protectionism and towards globalization. It supposes a brave bet in the present times where in some western countries the populisms that champion protectionism and anti-globalization messages enjoy more and more followers.

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Skincare matters for men

A face without spots and wrinkles, radiant and hydrated denote a well-groomed, healthy and elegant appearance. When we do not care and protect our face, agents such as pollution, sun or cold weather end up damaging it. Many people think that only women are aware of this aspect, but more and more men care about their image. We live in a society where the visual plays a very important role and men don’t ignore this reality. Just write the word “skincare for men” in the YouTube search engine and hundreds of videos will pop up. Some of them even have several million views. Or if we write in the Google search engine the same phrase, “skincare for men”, we will have more than 50 million results in front of us.

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ZeroPollution: Road tour in Japan

During the first week of March, we have presented ZeroPollution in various cities of Japan. It has been an intense “Road Tour” but we are very satisfied with the reception of the product by the beauty salons of Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka and Kobe.

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Pollution is becoming a serious problem in Asia

According to the United Nations, approximately 7 million people worldwide die prematurely each year from air pollution-related diseases, with about 4 million of them occurring in Asia-Pacific.

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USA-China trade war: Nutraceutical Industry

During 2018, but especially since the middle of the year, we have witnessed a commercial war between the USA and China. It all started with accusations by the US that China did not respect the intellectual property of American companies, was restricting American investment in China and was also giving aid to large local companies causing American companies to compete at a disadvantage.

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Food Ingredients Asia 2018 in Jakarta

Fi Asia 2018 took place at the beginning of this month in Jakarta (Indonesia). According to the organizers, the event keeps on breaking records not only of attendance but also of exhibitors. The health food market continues to grow in Indonesia at an accelerated pace motivated by the growth of the standard of living and the awareness of the population of the importance of prevention rather than cure.

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Health Ingredients Japan: ZeroPollution© presentation

Dr. Nuria Caturla, New Product Development Manager, presented ZeroPollution© on last 5th October during Health Ingredients Japan held in Tokyo Big Sight venue.

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MetabolAid Workshop: The attendees enjoyed themselves and participated a lot.

Monteloeder’s workshop about MetabolAid and digital technologies took place last week during Vitafoods Asia.

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India’s nutraceutical market: catching up very fast

India is a vast territory located in the south of Asia. It is the second most populated country in the world with a population estimated 1.2 billion inhabitants. It is a federal republic and consists of 29 states and 7 union territories. The economy is growing quite fast making India the sixth largest economy in the world.

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