The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) is the national trade association and voice of the herbal and botanical products industry. AHPA is comprised of more than 300 domestic and foreign companies doing business as growers, processors, manufacturers, and marketers of herbs and herbal products, including foods, dietary supplements, cosmetics, and non-prescription drugs. AHPA's mission is to promote the responsible commerce of herbal products. AHPA has particular expertise on the history, science, and regulation of botanicals while its work also has significant influence on non-herbal dietary supplements. Similarly, AHPA expends its resources on issues in the U.S. marketplace and in the international arena, wherever member interests are served. AHPA is comprised of more than 350 domestic and international companies conducting business as growers, processors, manufacturers, and marketers of herbs and herbal products. AHPA membership also includes individuals, companies and organizations who serve the industry, including consultants, attorneys, media, researchers, educators, and medical professionals.
AHPA is an experienced, knowledgeable, and responsive resource that serves the needs of the herbal products industry and its members. It actively engages legislative and regulatory bodies to implement and maintain effective laws and regulations and interacts with the scientific community to influence and provide expertise for our members. As the voice of the herbal products industry, AHPA interfaces with the media to foster accurate reporting about herbs. AHPA also alerts its members about the latest industry news and trends. AHPA produces educational events and resources that leverage the knowledge of leading experts to educate its members on critical issues. AHPA members develop guidance policies and consensus trade recommendations that promote best practices to ensure the responsible commerce of herbal products. AHPA has built strong working relationships with federal and state policymakers and actively engages with the agencies that create and implement laws, regulations and guidance that affect herbal companies. AHPA regularly interacts with officials from these agencies to maintain knowledge and share industry views on regulations and policies.Read More»