Hong Chen, Director, Asia-Pacific Affairs

  • Hong Chen
  • Dr. Hong Chen brings over 30 years of experience in regulatory compliance, product approvals and governmental affairs for a wide variety of product types, including agrochemicals, consumer products and antimicrobials. She has particular expertise in providing business guidance, managing product approvals and compliance, and navigating the regulatory intricacies in China. Dr. Chen’s consulting practice is focused on assisting companies to successfully conduct business in China, which includes services such as client representation and advocacy, sourcing assistance, product registrations and market intelligence.

    When acting as a business liaison for companies, Dr. Chen works with relevant agency personnel, including the Ministry of Agriculture and National Health and Family Planning Commission, to discuss registration and compliance issues and arrange client-agency meetings. She also acts as a client advocate in front of government officials, provides technical communications between companies, and connects clients with relevant Chinese business partners and industry trade associations.

    For product registrations, Dr. Chen assists with dossier preparation, document translation, management of local Chinese registration agents, negotiations with regulatory agencies, and advanced product issue resolution, such as data generation and reduction possibilities, formulation questions and lingering application problems.

    For companies sourcing materials from China, Dr. Chen helps identify bonafide Chinese manufacturers making the specific material needed by her clients. She also performs manufacturing audits to assure that the manufacturing process, equipment and QA control procedures are in line with international regulations, and that the product satisfies clients’ specification requirements. Additionally, Dr. Chen assists with U.S. import issues, contract language and negotiation, and general communication between companies.

    Dr. Chen’s unparalleled relationships with Chinese regulatory officials, industry associations and Chinese businesses, combined with her excellent bilingual skills, enable her to deliver effective and successful results to her clients.

    Dr. Chen joined Technology Sciences Group Inc. (TSG) from USDA’s Interregional Project 4 (IR-4), where she was International Program Manager and a Study Director for GLP studies. During her tenure with IR-4, Dr. Chen also served as a member of the U.S. Delegation to the Codex Committee on Pesticide Residues (CCPR), a FAO Consultant for the Joint FAO/WHO Meetings on Pesticide Residues (JMPR) and an Honorary Member of U.S. EPA’s Chemistry Science Advisory Council. Before joining IR-4, she worked for Hawaii Agriculture Research Center as Senior Entomologist and GLP Field Research Director. Dr. Chen served as an Advisor for China’s “Food Code Project” under China’s 11th Five- Year Guidelines Pillar Program, “Chemical Contaminants Exposure and Risk Assessment” and has been an Honorary Professor for Chinese Academy of Tropical Agriculture, Ministry of Agriculture since early 2009.
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