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Chinese Herbal Products Committee

Chair: Bill Egloff (Crane Herb Company)
Staff Contact: Michael McGuffin

Committee Purpose: To promote responsible commerce of those herbs and herbal products that are included in and/or based on traditional use of Chinese herbs.

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

 

Committee Meeting Minutes and News

Meeting Minutes

October 31, 2019 Meeting Minutes

Meeting of the Chinese Herbal Products Committee

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October 25, 2018 Meeting Minutes

Meeting of the Chinese Herbal Products Committee

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August 14, 2018 Meeting Minutes

Meeting of the Chinese Herbal Products Committee

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March 10, 2018 Meeting Minutes

Meeting of the Chinese Herbal Products Committee

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February 20, 2018 Meeting Minutes

Meeting of the Chinese Herbal Products Committee

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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 Events at Expo West 2020

AHPA Events at Expo West 2020

Anaheim Convention Center -- California

Join AHPA for the Annual Member Meeting, committee meetings, member reception and the HerbWalk

Guidance on allergens in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)

Free guidance for AHPA members

AHPA published guidance, “Compliance with the Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act for Marketers of Chinese Herbal Products,” to provide members with a summary of Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act of 2004 (FALCPA) and identify ingredients and preparations found in traditional Chinese herbal ingredients and formulas that may require labeling as major food allergens.

October 31, 2019 Meeting Minutes

Meeting of the Chinese Herbal Products Committee

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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 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.

October 25, 2018 Meeting Minutes

Meeting of the Chinese Herbal Products Committee

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Guidance on California Proposition 65 for herbal products

Updated August 2018, this guidance covers heavy metals, naturally occurring substances and two processed botanicals

Updated Proposition 65 guidance informs the herbal products industry about legal liabilities related to naturally occurring substances in some natural products sold in the state of California

August 14, 2018 Meeting Minutes

Meeting of the Chinese Herbal Products Committee

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