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GIC and Simplum Advisory Service

Thursday, 17 March 2016

GIC Group and Simplum started an initiative to help European meat processors establishing trade relations in China and Vietnam

GIC Group is a 36 year old, international agribusiness company with partner offices in Moscow, Beijing, Tel Aviv, Accra, and Salvador and Sao Paulo.  GIC-Europe is a registered company in the UK.  As founder and manager of GFSF,  (www.globalfoodsafetyforum.org ) worldwide, GIC Group also has an office in Beijing which is co-managed by BRIC Agricultural Consultants. It also is in the process of launching GFSF-Vietnam in Ho Chi Minh City with a local partner.  GFSF, itself, is a non-profit food safety industry organization with 400 corporate members.  Simplum is a strategic partner of GFSF and has entered into a joint venture with GIC Group and GIC-Europe.

GIC provides services to private and public sector services to clients in five core areas: consulting with a specialization on market research, product launches, and marketing; financial advisory services, carbon monetization, food security, and food safety. 

ADVISORY SERVICES : CHINA

  1. Identification and evaluation of market opportunities for EU swine producers
    • Profiles of potential buyers
    • Commercial intelligence
    •  Regulatory requirements under the Basic Food Safety Law
  2. Status of pork embargo
    • Assessment of current status
    • Review of Strategic Options
    • Briefings on embargo
      • Status
      • Responsible regulatory agencies
      • Recommendations for withdrawal of embargo
  3. Building Strategic Alliances/ Long Term Marketing Strategy
    • Identification and evaluation of joint venture partners in China
    • Recommendations on terms and conditions for any jv in marketing

ADVISORY SERVICES: VIETNAM

  1. Preliminary assessments of market opportunities
  2. Leveraging the new GFSF platform
  3. Regulatory bulletins
  4. Targeted briefings based on client requirements
  5. Building Strategic Alliances/ Long Term Marketing Strategy
    • Identification and evaluation of joint venture partners in China
    • Recommendations on terms and conditions for any jv in marketing

OPTIONAL ADVISORY SERVICES: US:  Design of this option will be dependent on client needs/ requirements since the assumption is that client will have had more experience and exposure to US market.