Tonisity International Limited (“Tonisity”), a functional animal health science and nutrition company based in Ireland, is pleased to announce that the General Administration of Customs in the People’s Republic of China (“GACC”) has approved the importation of Tonisity PxW, which is Tonisity’s second swine product. The GACC previously approved the importation of Tonisity’s flagship swine product, Px, in the summer of 2022 and Tonisty’s companion animal products, DoggyRade®, KittyRade®, YummyRade® and DoggyRade Pro®, in January 2023.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs in China approved the registration of Tonisity PxW in 2022, which enabled Tonisity to legally sell PxW in the Chinese market. Having now obtained approval to import PxW into China, Tonisity is now positioned to accelerate sales of Tonisity PxW into the largest swine market in the world.
About Tonisity PxW
Tonisity’s second product for swine, Tonisity PxW, is delivered through ordinary water lines on farms to newly-weaned pigs, with very little extra labour to implement. The weaning period and the first 2-3 weeks after weaning is a very stressful time for piglets and can lead to significant weight loss, mortality and ill health. Often, newly-weaned pigs struggle to maintain sufficient water intake. Tonisity PxW provides a palatable formula to ensure that piglets drink more readily after they are weaned from their mothers. Tonisity PxW is patented in many countries in the world and is currently being sold in Europe, Asia, North America and South America. Currently, Tonisity PxW is manufactured in Ireland.
Joint Venture in China
In July 2020, Tonisity entered into a joint venture agreement, as the controlling partner, with Impact Asia Limited, its Chinese minority partner, in order to market Tonisity’s swine and companion products in China and Taiwan, including Hong Kong. Tonisity contributed technology and intellectual property to the joint venture, while the joint venture partner contributed funding, senior local management and a sales, marketing and logistics team. China is the largest consumer of pork worldwide, accounting for over 54 million tonnes of consumption of the global 112 million tonnes of pig consumption. Tonisity companion animal products were launched in Hong Kong in January 2021, while Tonisity Px was simultaneously being soft-launched with select swine producers in China.
Arie Halpern, CEO of Tonisity, comments: “Tonisity is very pleased to have received another major approval from the Government of China for our novel swine and companion animal products. Our team will be working diligently to bring Tonisity PxW to the enormous Chinese market as quickly as possible.”
Rodrigo Y.C. Yang, Managing Partner of Impact Asia Limited, comments: “We are excited to have received further validation and support from the Government of China in bringing Tonisity’s novel isotonic products to the Chinese swine market. Our products improve the health and well-being of animals all across the world, enhance production efficiency, and reduce the carbon footprint of farmers and food companies, all while increasing their bottom line. We are excited to continue pressing forward with Tonisity’s expansion into China.”
For More Information on Tonisity
Tonisity is an animal health science and nutrition company based in Ireland that is currently focusing its patented technology in two specific markets: (1) isotonic products for the enhancement of swine production; and (2) novel companion animal nutrition products. Tonisity is focused on creating positive physiological changes by addressing the issue of intestinal health of young animals, thus improving their overall health, leading to better lifetime performance. With respect to novel companion animal products, Tonisity is poised to become the first mover and market leader in a targeted nutrition approach for pets – which is a rapidly growing market across the globe. For more information on Tonisity’s isotonic business, visit www.tonisity.com. For more information on Tonisity’s companion animal business, visit www.doggyrade.com.
For More Information on Impact Asia Limited
Impact Asia Limited is a Hong Kong-based company with a mandate to engineer capital opportunities in Asia that foster sustainable, ethical, and socially impactful development. For more information on Impact Asia Limited, visit www.impactasia.com.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF TONISITY:
CEO and Chairman
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