Sustainable Sourcing

Markets for Certified Chinese Medicinal and Aromatic Plants

image of Sustainable Sourcing

This study on the market potential of sustainably wild-collected botanical ingredients originating from the People’s Republic of China with fair and organic certifications provides an overview of current export trade in both wild-collected and cultivated botanical, algal and fungal ingredients from China, market segments such as the fair trade and organic sectors, and the market trends for certified ingredients. It also investigates which international standards would be the most appropriate and applicable to the special case of China in consideration of its biodiversity conservation efforts in traditional wild collection communities and regions.



Standards developed for the management of MAP wild collection

The previous chapter has shown that while precise quantification of exported quantities of wild-collected MAPs is not possible through the available import-export trade databases, it is possible to identify and describe many of the important wild-collected MAP exports that are classified either under their own unique tariff code, within a general ‘other’ tariff code or as a component of a TCM finished product that has a unique tariff code.


This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Approval was a Success
Invalid data
An Error Occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error