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First-Ever Export Seminar at IPPE

23 October 2013

US - The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) is to host its first-ever export seminar at the 2014 International Production and Processing Expo (IPPE) in Atlanta, Georgia, in January.

On Wednesday 29 January 2014, AFIA will host a seminar to provide insight to the complex process of exporting feed and feed ingredients into the United States. The How to Export Feed and Feed Ingredients to the US seminar is the first of its kind sponsored by the association and will be held during the IPPE in Atlanta, Georgia.

“Over the years AFIA has seen an increased interest and curiosity by IPPE participants in exporting feed and feed ingredients to the US,” said Gina Tumbarello, AFIA manager of international trade. “The seminar is designed to address this growing demand by providing a variety of information from a diverse panel of speakers. If you are currently exporting to the US, or thinking about it, this seminar will serve as an excellent resource.”

The half-day seminar will take place at the Georgia World Congress Center and will include presentations from both the Agriculture Department’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) and the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Topics include:

  • US Feed/Feed Ingredient Import Trends
  • APHIS: Exporting Animal and Plant Products to the US
  • Customs Brokers: Representing Companies not Located in the US
  • Dr Daniel McChesney from FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine will address the timely topic of the 'Food Safety Modernization Act — What Exporters to the US Need to Know'.

Click here to see the full agenda.

The early-bird fee is US$40 before 31 December 2013 and the registration fee will increase to $60 Jan. 1, 2014.

Click here to register.

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