APSMI was established on 5th November 2010 in Taipei, as a result of cooperation among the following industry associations in the region. APSMI also has Corporate Members as shown on the “Membership” page. APSMI is affiliated with Global Self-Care Federation (GSCF) as the regional association for Asia-Pacific. APSMI is a non-governmental, voluntary, non-profit organization.

China Nonprescription Medicines Association (CNMA) Korea Pharmaceutical and Bio-Pharma Manufacturers Association (KPBMA) Taiwan Pharmaceutical Marketing and Management Association (TPMMA) Gabungan Perusahaan Farmasi Indonesia (G. P. Farmasi) Thai Self-Medication Industry Association (TSMIA) Japan Federation of Self-Medication Industries (JFSMI)