Henan Pilot Project: Cross-border E-commerce Retail of Drugs

The General Office of Henan Provincial People’s Government officially released the “Implementation Plan for the Pilot Project of Cross-border E-commerce Retail Import of Pharmaceuticals in Henan Province”. The pilot period is three years from the date of approval by the State Council. Cross-border e-commerce has become the accelerating engine of domestic nutrition and health consumption upgrade. However, while welcomed by domestic consumers, cross-border e-commerce of imported drugs, devices, and nutritional supplements have certain drawbacks including safety risks amplification, high operating costs, and other constraints on the development. Therefore, Henan’s implementation plan is significant in balancing regulation and the strong consumer demand for overseas quality, affordable, and personalized pharmaceutical products. (Source: shuzhengkangxun)