The 2009-2010 Policy Address of the HKSAR government emphasized that 6 industries would have major impact on the economy of Hong Kong. On the testing and certification industry, the Address stated:
"The most important task of the Testing and Certification Bureau of Hong Kong is to develop a 3-year development strategy for the industry, one of the focus is to promote the development of new certification service especially for Chinese medicine industry, and to help Hong Kong to become a testing and certification centre in the area."
To match the economic development strategy of the government, to enhance the development of the CM and testing industry, and to provide better support to the testing services for both local and overseas CM products, the School of Chinese Medicine has completed the structure of HKCMAC.
The objective of HKCMAC includes:
- Develop a widely recognized quality certification scheme in Chinese Medicine industry, so as to promote high quality Chinese Medicine (CM) and Proprietary Chinese Medicine (PCM) products.
- Foster the CM industry to focus on the safety and ingredient of CM & PCM products, enhancing consumer confidence and its role in public health.
- Promote Hong Kong as the world CM and PCM product testing centre, providing high quality testing service to Hong Kong and overseas users.