16 November 2016 - Tetra Pak has today been notified of the decision issued by the State Administration of Industry and Commerce (SAIC) of the People’s Republic of China, following its investigation into the business practices of Tetra Pak China.
“We are disappointed with the decision but have decided to accept it and do not intend to appeal,” says Chris Huntley, spokesperson for the Tetra Pak Group.
“It is imperative to Tetra Pak to comply with all relevant regulations in the countries in which we operate. Since China introduced its competition legislation in 2008, we have adjusted our business practices to ensure compliance and, up to now, we were convinced that effort had been successful. Unfortunately the SAIC investigation has concluded that not to be the case in relation to a few defined areas of activity. We will take action as necessary to ensure compliance with the legislation.
He continues: “Tetra Pak is proud of its contributions to the development of China’s dairy and beverage industry. In 1972 we were one of the very first foreign companies to enter China, introducing world-class packaging technologies and making safe food available for Chinese consumers nationwide, even in the farthest corners of the country. Guided by the philosophy of “Growing with Customers” for more than four decades, our dedication to the Chinese market has gone far beyond our mission of protecting food.
“We are grateful for our customers’ trust. Our commitment to providing them, and Chinese consumers, with safe and reliable packaging remains as strong as ever. We are moving forward with our business in China,” says Huntley.
Christopher Huntley, Tetra Pak, Phone: +41 21 729 2323
About Tetra Pak
Together with our customers we make food safe and available, everywhere. Since the start in 1951 we have taken pride in providing the best possible processing and packaging solutions for food.