American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) > AHPA Resources > Regulations > Federal > Communications to Government
An important way the American Herbal Products Association helps promote responsible commerce in herbal products is by representing industry in communications to regulatory agencies such as the Food & Drug Administration and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Below are AHPA's recently submitted communications. 

Health Canada

AHPA Provides Comments on Health Canada's Monograph on Traditional Chinese Medicine

Food and Drug Administration

AHPA Joins GMA in Request to FDA for Facility Registration Guidance

AHPA Asks FDA to Amend Food Categories and Revise Form for Facility Registration 09/18/12

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

AHPA Comments to FWS on CITES Status of American Ginseng and Goldenseal 06/13/2012

Food and Drug Administration

FDA Overreaches in Liquid Product Draft Guidance – AHPA, IASC Joint Comments 02/04/10

Food and Drug Administration

Public Meeting on Economically Motivated Adulteration 05/01/2009

AHPA Comments to FDA 08/03/2009

AHPA Comments and PowerPoint 04/29/2009

AHPA Press Release of 05/06/2009 and AHPA Press Release of 08/05/2009

U.S. Department of Agriculture

Draft for Comment Only: Certification and Labeling of Soap Products Made From Agricultural Ingredients 07/24/2009

AHPA Comments to NOP 08/24/2009

AHPA Press Release 08/24/2009

Food and Drug Administration

Food and Drug Administration Amendments Act of 2007; Prohibition Against Food to Which Drugs or Biological Products Have Been Added; Request for Comments 07/29/2008

AHPA's comments to FDA 11/25/2008

AHPA's Press Release 11/25/2008

Citizen Petition of the American Dietetic Association, The Obesity Society, Shaping America's Health and GSK Requesting FDA to Determine that Dietary Supplements Promote, Assist or Otherwise Help Weight Loss Are Disease Claims Under Section 403(R)(6) of the FD&C Act 04/17/2008

AHPA's comments to FDA 10/07/2008

AHPA Press Release 10/08/2008

AHPA Asks FDA to Clarify Policy on Marketing OTC Drug-Dietary Supplement Combination Products

AHPA's letter to FDA 05/29/2008

AHPA Press Release 06/02/2008

DRAFT Guidance for Industry: Questions and Answers Regarding the Labeling of Dietary Supplements as Required by the Dietary Supplement and Nonprescription Drug Consumer Protection Act 12/2007

AHPA's Comments to FDA 03/03/2008

AHPA Asks FDA to Withdraw AER Labeling Guidance 03/05/2008

AHPA Prompts SBA's Advocacy Office to Voice Concerns Over AER
Labeling Guidance

Small Business Association Office of Advocacy's Letter to FDA 02/28/2008

Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

Review of Actions Taken in Connection with WTO Dispute Settlement Proceedings on the European Communities' Measures Concerning Meat and Meat Products 11/06/2008

AHPA's Comments to USTR 12/08/2008

AHPA's Press Release 12/11/2008

USTR Exempts Roasted Chicory from WTO Dispute-Related Tariff 1/23/2009

U.S. Department of Agriculture

Implementation of Revised Lacey Act Provisions 11/09/2008

AHPA's Comments to APHIS 12/08/2008

AHPA's Press Release 12/09/2008

Sale and Disposal of National Forest System Timber; Special Forest Products and Forest Botanical Products 10/22/2007

AHPA's Comments to USDA Forest Service 01/22/2008

AHPA Submits Comments on Special Forest Products and Proposed Fees 01/25/2008

AHPA Communicates Support for Inclusion of Soap Within Scope of NOP; Helps Clarify Labeling
August 24, 2009 – The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) today filed comments with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Organic Program (NOP) expressing support for its draft guidance document recognizing that the Organic Foods Production Act (OFPA) allows for the certification and labeling of soap products  read more...
AHPA Urges FDA to Address ‘Spiking’ in EMA Definition
August 5, 2009 – The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) suggests in comments filed Aug. 3 that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) consider including language in its proposed definition of economically motivated adulteration (EMA) to clarify...   read more...
Expand Current Definition of Economically-Motivated Adulteration, AHPA Says to FDA
May 6, 2009 – In comments submitted to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the American Herbal Products Association (<st1:personname w:st="on">AHPA) suggests the agency consider expanding the current definition of economically motivated adulteration (EMA)   read more...
AHPA Asks U.S. Trade Office to Exempt Roasted Chicory, Other Products From WTO Dispute-Related Tarif

December 11, 2008
– The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) filed comments Dec. 8 requesting the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) exempt roasted chicory...   read more...
AHPA Requests USDA to Limit New Importation Declarations

December 9, 2008
– In comments submitted to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) requests the Congressional focus of recent amendments to the Lacey Act be maintained on timber species...   read more...
Newly-Enacted Section 912 Should Not Impede Innovations in Research, AHPA Tells FDA

November 25, 2008
-- The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) today filed comments with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding the implementation of Section 912   read more...
AHPA Asks FDA To Clarify Policy on Marketing of OTC Drug- Dietary Supplement Combination Products

June 2, 2008
– The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) has requested that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clarify its policy on over-the-counter drug- dietary supplement combination products...   read more...

Adverse Event Reporting

AHPA Educational Seminar Adverse Event Reporting: Strategies for Compliance

Non-Timber Forest Products

AHPA/AHP Good Agricultural and Collection Practice for Herbal Raw Materials
Good Agricultural and Collection Practices  
International Standards for Sustainable Wild Collection of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants
Good Stewardship Harvesting of Wild American Ginseng

More AHPA Resources

AHPA Guidances
AHPA's Code of Ethics

2021 Annual Fund Sponsors


AHPA appreciates the support of its sponsors, but does not endorse, recommend, or provide a warranty for any sponsor company, its products or services. AHPA has no responsibility for any transaction entered into with any of these companies.