The rise of the internet and cheap Chinese imports has opened up an unprecedented opportunity for overseas sellers of health and beauty products.
The problem for many Australian retailers is the lack of a global supply chain and they struggle to find a way to get their products to consumers in China without the expense of transporting goods across the world.
The Chinese have made the world’s biggest leap in the number of people living with chronic diseases and the price of medicine has skyrocketed.
It is a huge market for Australia.
It has also allowed China to make the world its latest export market.
The Australian Government says that Australia’s largest wholesale distributor, Medibank, sells more than 3 million products from its two main Australian distributors: Avant Health and Avant Pharmaceuticals.
In the past, Mediamax had a strong presence in China, but the growth of online shopping has brought in more competition and competition is now much more intense.
The company has also been expanding its retail business in China with stores in Sydney and Melbourne.
In a bid to get more of its products to the Chinese market, Avant is selling its products online.
But there is a problem with selling Australian branded products online, especially as the Australian market is so heavily regulated.
“We don’t have any rules in Australia, so what we do is we put up a list of things that are Australian, and we have our Australian retailers put it up and we can do that,” Mr Kowalik said.
“The biggest thing we’re trying to do is make sure we’re doing it in a way that is as easy for them to do it and as safe as possible for them.”
Mr Kowelik said that the Australian government has been helping with the importation of some of Avant’s products, including its pain reliever, Tylenol, but not all of the products that are being imported are from the Avant health group.
The government is trying to help Mediamix with the processing of the import.
“So when we see that something that is not Australian is being imported, we have to go and ask the Aussie authorities to do something,” Mr Prakash said.
The Avant Healthcare group has said that some of the items that are coming into Australia are actually not manufactured in Australia.
“A lot of these products are manufactured overseas, so they’re imported into Australia and then the Australian authorities go and inspect the stuff that they’ve actually been manufactured in and say that it’s actually manufactured in the Aung Ming province in the Chinese province of Guangzhou,” Mr Meech said.
Avant Healthcare is hoping to sell some of its Australian products online by the end of this year, but it has also started to push for its own online platform to sell its products.
“If they can bring their own Australian branded pharmacy, then it will really help us to sell our products to our customers,” Mr Gopi said.
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