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Botanical Raw Materials Committee

Chairperson: Edward Fletcher (Herbal Ingenuity) 
Staff Contact: Dr. Holly Johnson

Committee Purpose: Facilitate quality and supply of raw materials to assure sufficient production and stable markets of botanical ingredients and protection for wild plant communities.

AHPA Members, if you would like to join this committee, please email the staff contact.

Committee Meeting Minutes and News

Meeting Minutes

March 8, 2018 Meeting Minutes

Joint meeting of the Analytical Laboratories, Botanical Raw Materials, and Standards Committees

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October 6, 2016 Meeting Minutes

Meeting of Analytical Laboratories, Botanical Raw Materials, and Standards Committees

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March 11, 2016 Meeting Minutes

Meeting of Analytical Laboratories, Botanical Raw Materials, and Standards Committees

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Committee-Related News

“Phase One” agreement with China provides some relief to supplement importers

Reduced tariffs will affect imports filed after February 14

A partial trade agreement signed by the United States and China on January 15, 2020, will reduce U.S.-imposed tariffs on some imported Chinese goods used by U.S. dietary supplement and food companies, but it will leave tariffs on other commodities in place, at least for the short term.
AHPA Hemp-CBD Supplement Congress

AHPA Hemp-CBD Supplement Congress

April 14-15 -- Portland, OR

Due to overwhelming demand, AHPA is presenting a second, expanded Hemp-CBD Supplement Congress in Portland, OR to provide companies with an understanding of federal and state legal and regulatory obligations and current issues and opportunities in the hemp-CBD market.

VA Senators secure $590,000 to expand forest farming in Appalachia

Virginia Tech project to expand the impact of the Appalachian Beginning Forest Farmer Coalition (ABFFC)

U.S. Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) announced almost $600,000 in federal funding for a Virginia Tech project to expand the impact of the Appalachian Beginning Forest Farmer Coalition (ABFFC) by increasing membership and improving opportunities and capabilities among forest farmers.

AHPA continues EPA advocacy to expand crop groups to cover more botanical commodities

EPA proposes two new crop groups to cover herbs and spices

In comments submitted to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) this week, AHPA continued to encourage the agency to expand its use of its crop grouping regulations by including more botanical commodities in two proposed new crop groups to help ensure that all of the minor crop botanical commodities marketed in the U.S. are covered by federal regulations.
ERB Foundation seeks matching funds to sponsor ginseng program at 2020 Smithsonian Folklife Festival

ERB Foundation seeks matching funds to sponsor ginseng program at 2020 Smithsonian Folklife Festival

June 24-28 and July 1-5, 2020 -- Washington, DC

The AHPA Foundation for Education and Research on Botanicals (AHPA ERB Foundation) has committed to provide financial support for the American ginseng program to be presented as part of the 2020 Smithsonian Folklife Festival, an annual 10-day event that takes place on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The Foundation is seeking matching funds from AHPA members to increase the Foundation’s support of this program.

AHPA urges USTR to exempt herbal product ingredients from proposed China tariff increases

Herbal ingredients should be excluded from tariff increases because supplements and food play important roles in the health of U.S. consumers

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) urged the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) to remove herbal product ingredients from a list of Chinese goods that would be subject to a 25 percent ad valorem duty under a recent USTR proposal to increase tariffs on an estimated $300 billion worth of Chinese imports.

U.S. increases and proposes expansion of tariffs on Chinese imports

China announces additional tariffs on any plant mainly used as a spice

The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) announced on May 9 that it increased tariffs on approximately $200 billion worth of Chinese imports initially identified in September 2018 from 10 percent to 25 percent.

AHPA ERB Foundation issues RFP for goldenseal sustainable harvest study

Proposal submission deadline is July 1, 2019

The AHPA Foundation for Education and Research on Botanicals (ERB Foundation) issued a request for proposals (RFP) to award grant funding to eligible applicants in order to enhance and promote knowledge and understanding of sustainable harvest of goldenseal (Hydrastis canadensis).

Complete the AHPA Tonnage Survey by April 26 to support sustainable harvests

AHPA's Tonnage Survey is a vital index of native U.S. botanical consumption

AHPA's Tonnage Survey is "a vital index of native U.S. botanical consumption," according to the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) of the U.S. Department of the Interior. If your company is a primary raw material producer, your input is essential to helping defend ongoing sustainable harvest of North American herbs.
Dyad Labs provides chromatography basics for cGMP compliance

Dyad Labs provides chromatography basics for cGMP compliance

16 attendees gain chromatography basics at two-day workshop

AHPA partnered with Dyad Labs to present a two-day workshop on March 21-22 that provided 16 attendees with a basic understanding of chromatography and hands-on lab experience.
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