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USDA APHIS to delay Lacey Act Phase VI enforcement

June 2021: Import declarations for “other” essential oils indefinitely deferred

Dorothy Wayson, National Policy Manager for the Lacey Act at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), made two significant announcements at an AHPA webinar Wednesday regarding changes to the upcoming Phase VI of Lacey Act’s import declaration enforcement implementation.

AHPA Guidance: Federal Labeling Requirements for Herbal Dietary Supplements

June 2021: Free guidance for AHPA members, log-in to download

AHPA has revised its labeling guidance for herbal dietary supplements to cover updated nutrition labeling requirements for dietary supplements, and is making the updated guidance document available FREE to members.

June 2021 AHPA Report

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The June 2021 AHPA Report includes: AHPA has released updates to the Botanical Safety Handbook; AHPA updates GACP-GMP guidance; AHPA updates Primer on CITES; and more!

AHPA letter to new US Trade Representative requests tariff relief

June 2021 - Letter also cites the organization’s extensive previous comments to the USTR on this matter

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) delivered a letter to US Trade Representative Katherine Tai this month requesting the removal of punitive tariffs from a range of products relevant to the herbal products industry.

AHPA updates GACP-GMP guidance to include new appendix on prevention of pyrrolizidine alkaloid contamination

Update replaces the 2017 version of the document

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) has updated its guidance document “Good Agricultural and Collection Practices and Good Manufacturing Practices for Botanical Materials” (AHPA GACP-GMP) to include a new appendix addressing prevention of pyrrolizidine alkaloid contamination.

AHPA releases 2021 update to free Primer on Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES)

May 2021 Revision

AHPA has updated its “Primer on Importing and Exporting CITES-Listed Species,” a free resource that provides the herbal industry with the latest information on the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).

Bipartisan Legislation Introduced in U.S. Senate Would Create Regulatory Pathways for Use of Hemp-Derived CBD in Dietary Supplements and Conventional Food

May 2021 - Bill would remove restrictions for use in foods and dietary supplements

Silver Spring, MD, May 19, 2021 – Today, Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) introduced bipartisan legislation that would protect public health by providing legal clarity in the hemp and hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD) product marketplace.

AHPA Releases Five Updated Entries to Botanical Safety Handbook Ahead of AHPA Botanical Congress

Limited-Time, Value-Added Promotion Includes Access to the Botanical Safety Handbook and the Botanical Congress

Silver Spring, MD, May 13, 2021 -- The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA), the national trade association and voice of the herbal industry, today announced five updated entries have been posted to the online reference source, the AHPA Botanical Safety Handbook 2nd Ed.

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!

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