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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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March 10, 2017 Meeting Minutes

Meeting of 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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October 2015 Meeting Minutes

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

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Committee-Related News

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-AHP Workshop: Botanical, Macroscopic and Organoleptic Assessment of Herbal Ingredients for cGMP Compliance

AHPA-AHP Workshop: Botanical, Macroscopic and Organoleptic Assessment of Herbal Ingredients for cGMP Compliance

July 23-24 -- Bastyr University -- Kenmore, WA

This hands-on, two-day workshop will provide a detailed orientation of botanical, macroscopic, and organoleptic identification methods, quality assessment techniques and terminology, and demonstrate how these techniques are used to evaluate crude plant parts in a scientifically valid manner.

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.
USDA Hemp Production Program Listening Session

USDA Hemp Production Program Listening Session

A recording is now available

AHPA participated in the “2018 Farm Bill Listening Session on Domestic Hemp Production Program” conducted by the U.S.Department of Agriculture (USDA) on March 13, 2019. The event provided an opportunity for the agency to receive feedback directly from stakeholders regarding development of new regulations implementing the hemp provisions of the 2018 Farm Bill. The format allowed for registered participants to provide up to three minutes of public comment.

AHPA needs your input on sustainability

Complete survey by Feb. 27, 2019

AHPA's recently formed Sustainability Committee invites you to participate in a 7 to 12-minute survey to help AHPA understand the best ways to grow its new sustainability programming and resources for members and the broader herbal industry.
Free GRMA webinar on new ANSI-accredited auditing standards

Free GRMA webinar on new ANSI-accredited auditing standards

Webinar recording and handouts

AHPA partnered with the Global Retailer and Manufacturer Alliance (GRMA) to present this free webinar on February 26, 2019 to provide the herbal industry with specific details on the benefits and implementation costs of the new GRMA ANSI-accredited auditing standards.
AHPA Member Reception at ExpoWest

AHPA Member Reception at ExpoWest

Our way of thanking members for all their invaluable contributions

AHPA Members and their friends attended the 2019 AHPA Member Reception at Natural Products Expo West. This event is AHPA's way of thanking members for all they do to promote the responsible commerce of herbal products.

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2019 Annual Fund Sponsors

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