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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, please email the staff contact.


Committee Meeting Minutes

March 18, 2022 Meeting Minutes

Meeting of the International Committee

March 10, 2021 Meeting Minutes

Meeting of the International Committee

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

June 2022 IADSA Newsflash

In this issue of the IADSA Newsflash: The China State Administration for Market Research has revised the claims catalogue to remove three claims – the 24 remaining claims will be slightly modified, Switzerland and Korea are reassessing the use of titanium dioxide as a food ingredient following its ban in the European Union, Korea is proposing changes to its health function food code to add a function for ginseng and to remove aloe whole leaf; and more!

IADSA update on international supplement regulations

IADSA update on international supplement regulations

March 2022 IADSA Newsflash

In this issue of the IADSA Newsflash: The China State Administration for Market Research has revised the claims catalogue to remove three claims – the 24 remaining claims will be slightly modified, Switzerland and Korea are reassessing the use of titanium dioxide as a food ingredient following its ban in the European Union, Korea is proposing changes to its health function food code to add a function for ginseng and to remove aloe whole leaf; and more!

March 18, 2022 Meeting Minutes

Meeting of the International Committee

IADSA update on international supplement regulations

IADSA update on international supplement regulations

December 2021 IADSA Newsflash

In this issue of the IADSA Newsflash: China has new rules for food importation and facility registration going into effect on January 1, 2022, with no transition period currently defined; Korea has modified the warning statement for the following functional ingredients: ginseng, red ginseng, chlorella, milk thistle extract, marigold extract, indigestible maltodextrin, and MSM; in the European Union (EU), a ban on the use of titanium dioxide is expected to enter into force in early 2022 with a 6-month transition period to a ban on use of this ingredient in food products; and more!

IADSA update on international supplement regulations

IADSA update on international supplement regulations

October 2021 IADSA Newsflash

In this issue of the IADSA Newsflash:The Indian Food Safety and Standards Authority has published draft regulation named Ayurveda Aahar, based on the tradition of Ayurveda foods.; The European Commission is consulting on a draft Regulation restricting the use of green tea catechins in food supplements; The European Commission has ordered a mass recall of products contaminated with ethylene oxide; and more!

IADSA update on international supplement regulations

IADSA update on international supplement regulations

June 2021 IADSA Newsflash

In this issue of the IADSA Newsflash:Korea is amending its functional food code to include precautions for certain products; Korea has updated its functional food code to recognize additional mineral sources and limits for EPA DHA.; The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is assessing the potential risk of vitamin D overdose; Alpha lipoic acid is under review by EFSA, who concluded that it may represent a risk to individuals with insulin autoimmune syndrome, but were unable to quantify the risk.; and more!

IADSA update on international supplement regulations

IADSA update on international supplement regulations

April 2021 IADSA Newsflash

In this issue of the IADSA Newsflash:China has updated the dosage forms recognized for Health Food filings; Thailand has released updated quality requirements for foods and dietary supplements that contain hempseed and its derivatives; European Union (EU) has issued a regulation regarding certain hydroxyanthracene derivatives (HADs) in foods and food supplements, impacting aloes and other botanicals containing these compounds; and more!

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.

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