Guangdong-Macao TCM park wants to promote traditional Chinese medicine in Brazil
The Scientific and Technological Industrial Park of the Guangdong-Macao Cooperation in Traditional Chinese Medicine (GMTCM Park) wishes to set up a commercial drug platform with Brazil.
The promise was made by park president Lu Hong during a contact exchange session which, after three and a half hours, resulted in agreements signed between 15 manufacturers and eight Brazilian distributors.
In a statement, the park located in Hengqin reveals that the event brought together medical regulators from Macau and Brazil to discuss the registration and supervision of traditional Chinese medicines.
Brazilian Consul General in Macau Rafael Rodrigues Paulino said increased cooperation with Brazil in this industry is particularly important in the context of the covid-19 pandemic.
More than 70 people participated in the contact exchange session, which included a face-to-face component and a video conference, promoting 87 drugs from companies in Macau, Hong Kong and mainland China.
Lu Hong recalled that the park has focused on training traditional Chinese medicine technicians in Mozambique.
More than 300 Mozambican health professionals have already received training in this area, and the park has also helped companies in Macao and mainland China obtain licenses to market six traditional Chinese medicines in Mozambique.
A new Macao law that grants tax breaks to the production of traditional Chinese medicines will boost exports to Portuguese-speaking African countries, the president of the International Trade Association for Portuguese-speaking markets told Lusa in March.
“The information I have is that there are at least 25 companies that have come forward to apply for production permits” for products associated with traditional Chinese medicine, said Eduardo Ambrósio.
In 2019, Brazil’s Ministry of Health and the National Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine signed a cooperation agreement, focusing on traditional medicine, during a visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping to Brasilia.