CHINA – The a2 Milk Company has reaffirmed its decision to extend the supply strategic arrangements with China State Farm Holding Shanghai Co., Ltd. (CSFA Shanghai).

According to the company, CSFA Shanghai have been the exclusive import agent and strong partner for the company’s infant nutrition products into mainland China since launch in 2013.

The company has provided, in addition to importation services, local market regulation consulting and product traceability quality control for our business.

The current strategic arrangements between the two entities have been extended for a further three-year period from 6 December 2018.

An official signing ceremony was hosted by the Federal Minister for Trade, Tourism & Investment, Hon. Steven Ciobo MP at Parliament House in Canberra.

In attendance at the ceremony was Mr. Zhao Qing Yong, General Manager for CSFA Shanghai, Ms. Jayne Hrdlicka, Managing Director & CEO of The a2 Milk Company (a2MC) and executives from both businesses.

“This important relationship with the very well respected China State Farm Holding Shanghai has been growing for several years and we continue to value their very strong support of our China business with their deep local knowledge, capability and relationships within the China market.

Today signals a continuation of a very successful working relationship and partnership between the two entities,” said Ms Hrdlicka.

Mr. Zhao Qing Yong, General Manager of CSFA Shanghai said: “China State Farm is delighted and honoured to continue our relationship and partnership with a company that has achieved such unique success in the China market, as together we bring the very high quality infant nutrition to Chinese consumers.

This renewal signals the strength of our long-term partnership and we look forward to the future with great excitement.”