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International Committee

Chair: Chi Kim, Herbalife
Staff Contact: Jane Wilson 

Committee Purpose:

  • To represent to international bodies and at international meetings and events AHPA's policies and positions on relevant international topics impacting the herbal products industry in the United States;
  • To monitor, report back and recommend appropriate action to AHPA with respect to issues, movements, international regulatory issues, etc., impacting the U.S. market and specifically AHPA member companies;
  • To encourage and help AHPA build international markets for U.S. made herbal products.

AHPA Members, if you would like to join this committee or need archived meeting minutes, please email the staff contact.


Committee Meeting Minutes

March 18, 2020 Meeting Minutes

Meeting of the AHPA International Committee

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Committee-Related News

IADSA update on international supplement regulations

IADSA update on international supplement regulations

February 2021 IADSA Newsflash

In this issue of the IADSA Newsflash:  China - Coenzyme Q10, reishi shell-broken spore powder, spirulina, fish oil and melatonin are now officially considered as functional ingredients; European Union – After a recent court case, the Commission now considers that cannabidiol (CBD) extracted from hemp is not a drug and can be eligible for use in food and food supplements; France has extended its ban on titanium dioxide (TiO2) in foods and supplements for another year pending a scientific opinion for the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA); Germany has published an updated Stoffliste, with the addition of over 100 monographs and over 250 plants; United Kingdom – Post-Brexit regulations for foods and supplements have not changed substantially; Argentina has updated the portion of the Argentine Food Code that defines dietary supplements. Primary changes are adjustments to minimum and maximum levels of vitamins and minerals, establishment of limits for amino acids and nitrogenous substances, and a reduction in the permitted botanical species; Nicaragua and Uzbekistan have introduced initial regulations for dietary supplement products.

IADSA update on international supplement regulations

IADSA update on international supplement regulations

November 2020 IADSA Newsflash

In this issue of the IADSA Newsflash:  China has issued three new technical guidelines related to health food; India is amending its supplement and food regulation; Korea has introduced some changes to its health functional Food Code; Australia has classified sports supplements under the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA); and more.

IADSA update on international supplement regulations

IADSA update on international supplement regulations

September 2020 IADSA Newsflash

In this issue of the IADSA Newsflash:  France alerts consumers about food supplements with claims of curing or preventing COVID-19; Israel notifies WTO about revised limits for polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in food supplements; Brazil's new resolution mandating a label when food supplements have a new formulation; Ecuador issues rules for cannabis (hemp seed) supplements; and Peru has established a basic regulation governing health claims applicable to supplement products.

IADSA update on international supplement regulations

IADSA update on international supplement regulations

July 2020 IADSA Newsflash

This issue of the IADSA Newsflash covers Australia TGA reclassifies certain sports supplements to be regulated as medicines, South Africa down scheduled CBD to a category of complementary medicine, Korea has updated its functional food code to include ginseng as helpful to bone health and the European Commission (EC) acknowledges the potential to consider traditional use of botanicals in the efficacy assessment of health claims when traditional medicine products exist for botanicals used in foods.

IADSA update on international supplement regulations

IADSA update on international supplement regulations

April 2020 IADSA Newsflash

This issue of the IADSA Newsflash covers the European Commission's draft regulation directed at botanicals containing hydroxyanthracene derivatives (HADs), Belgium recently published guidance on the analysis for four new plants, Ireland survey of cannabidiol (CBD) products that found a majority were not in compliance with various regulations, Norway's risk assessment of caffeine and more.

IADSA update on international supplement regulations

IADSA update on international supplement regulations

February 2020 IADSA Newsflash

The European Food Safety Authority issued a report regarding potential exposure to tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) from high consumption of hemp-based foods, the European Commission is finalizing limits for pyrrolizidine alkaloids in food supplements, Italy has set maximum limits on THC in hemp-derived foods and ingredients, the French ban on titanium dioxide in food supplements took effect on January 1, 2020, the German Institute for Risk Assessment has issued a recommendation against the consumption of red yeast rice supplements, and more in this issue of the IADSA Newsflash.

“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.
IADSA update on international supplement regulations

IADSA update on international supplement regulations

December 2019 IADSA Newsflash

China announces new health food naming guidelines, European Commission lowers the level of citrinin (a mycotoxin) in food supplements, Belgium limits the intake of curcuminoids with their natural bioavailability to 500 mg of curcuminoids per day, and French authorities caution the intake of supplements containing berberine in this issue of the IADSA Newsflash.

IADSA update on international supplement regulations

IADSA update on international supplement regulations

IADSA July 2019 Newsflash

China considers adding 5 functional ingredients, including reishi powder and spirulina, to its food raw materials directory, and changes to permitted health food function claims, in this issue of the IADSA Newsflash.

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.
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