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AHPA requests CITES exemption for cultivated American ginseng

Comments submitted to U.S. FWS in preparation for CoP19

In comments submitted to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) requested that FWS recommend the removal of artificial-shade grown American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius) from that species’ listing on Appendix II of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES).

May 2021 AHPA Report

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The May 2021 AHPA Report includes: AHPA hires Glenn Christenson as Director of Communications & Marketing, AHPA Hemp Lexicon, AHPA 9th Botanical Congress; and more!; and more!

AHPA Board Appoints Two New Assigned Trustees

José Gonzalez & Mark Jost appointed to AHPA Board

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) Board of Trustees appointed José Gonzalez (Tadin Herb & Tea) and Mark Jost (Gemini Pharmaceuticals) to the Board as Assigned Trustees. The appointments are effective as of April 12, 2021 for one-year terms.

Leading Dietary Supplement Trade Organizations Commemorate 100th Meeting of the Dietary Supplement Trade Associations

Joint initiatives protect public health, foster strong relationships with FDA, and advocate for meaningful legislation

WASHINGTON—Four of the leading trade organizations representing the dietary supplement industry today commemorate the 100th meeting of the Dietary Supplement Trade Associations (DSTA). More than ten years ago, the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA), the Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA), the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), and the United Natural Products Alliance (UNPA) began holding monthly DSTA meetings to discuss ongoing industry challenges, initiatives and opportunities.

FDA’s Dr. Cara Welch Opening Speaker at the 9th AHPA Botanical Congress

Virtual Event agenda to focus on the impact of COVID-19 on the Botanicals Industry

Silver Spring, MD, April 15, 2021 -- The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA), the national trade association and voice of the herbal industry, today posted the agenda and speaker information for its industry-wide AHPA Botanical Congress—this year, to be held virtually on Monday, May 24.

6th annual Dietary Supplement Regulatory Summit

July 13, 2021 • Virtual

In collaboration with the Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA), the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the Natural Products Association (NPA), and the United Natural Products Alliance (UNPA), we invite you to join us for the sixth annual Dietary Supplements Regulatory Summit (DSRS). This year's DSRS will be a virtual event on July 13th.

AHPA Hires Glenn Christenson as Director of Communications & Marketing

Christenson brings strong skills, high energy, and expertise to the position

Silver Spring, MD, April 7, 2021 -- The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) today announced Glenn Christenson has joined the association as its new Director of Communications & Marketing, reporting to Amber Bennett, AHPA’s Vice President of Marketing & Engagement.

April 2021 AHPA Report

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The April 2021 AHPA Report includes: AHPA Welcomes New Board Trustees & Officers; The 2011 – 2017 Tonnage survey of Select North American Wild-Harvested Plants has been released; AHPA 9th Botanical Congress; AHPA Board of Trustees takes action during March 2021 Meetings; AHPA Annual Member Meeting review; and more!

AHPA publishes Hemp Lexicon

Lexicon clarifies use of key botanical terms relevant to hemp

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) has published a Hemp Lexicon intended to support the standardization of the terminology used in the cultivation, processing, manufacturing, and labeling of hemp and products derived from hemp as defined in U.S. federal law.

AHPA attends Cosmetic Ingredient Review meeting finalizing coconut and papaya derived cosmetic ingredient safety reports

March 2021: Meeting also included discussions on red algae, tea tree, and sage derived ingredients

American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) Chief Information Analyst Merle Zimmermann, Ph.D. attended the 157th Cosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR) Expert Panel Meeting for Cosmetic Ingredient Safety held virtually from Washington, D.C., March 11-12, 2021. The meeting included discussions of five CIR safety reports being developed on herbal cosmetic ingredients derived from coconut, papaya, red algae, tea tree, and sage. In addition, a literature review on Rosa damascena derived ingredients was presented.

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