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    ACTIVITY REPORTS Back to "Members Only" ​ ​ Executive Director Trip Report and Workshop in Nigeria, Nov 2023 Executive Director Trip Report Cambodian Food and Feed Safety Delegation to Washington, DC, Dec 2023 Executive Director Trip Report to Kenya, Nov 2023 FAEA staff trip report to Washington, DC, July 2023 FAEA Strategic Planning Report - Final, July 2023 Executive Director Trip Report to Cambodia, Feb 2023 FAEA staff trip report to Washington, DC, July 2022 Executive Director Bangladesh Trip Report, May 2022 Executive Director Kenya Trip Report, December 2021 Meeting Report on the County consultations on Kenya’s Draft Food Safety Policy and Bill, September, 2021. Meeting Report on the Third FAEA-supported Government of Kenya task force meeting on the food safety policy review and legislation drafting, Sep/Oct, 2021. Meeting Report for the Kenya Ministerial Task force Retreat to incorporate comments by the health team into the draft Food Safety Bill, July, 2021. Training Report on Good Hygienic Practices and Food Safety in Hotels and Restaurants in Dhaka, Bangladesh, April, 2021. Meeting Report on the Second FAEA-supported Government of Kenya task force meeting on the food safety policy review and legislation drafting, March, 2021. Meeting Report on the exercise of improving the Kenya Food Safety Policy and Legislation Draft, as a preparation for the Second meeting, February, 2021. Meeting Report on the First FAEA-supported Government of Kenya Task Force Meeting on the Food Safety Policy and Legislation, December, 2020. Myanmar Ministry of Ag Acceptance of FAEA Offer of Assistance, October 2020 FAEA Offer of Assistance to Myanmar Min of Ag, September, 2020. Myanmar Ministry of Agriculture Request for FAEA Assistance - August, 2020. Kenya Ministry of Agriculture Response to FAEA Letter - July, 2020. FAEA Letter to Kenya Ministry of Agriculture - May, 2020. Trip Report Bangladesh - Jan/Feb, 2020. FAS Meeting - Jan, 2020. Trip Report Kenya - Nov, 2019.


    01 Objective The primary objective of the Food and Agriculture Export Alliance (FAEA) is to proactively identify and comprehend the considerations of foreign nations and officials regarding the establishment, revision, and enforcement of food/feed safety and animal health/production laws and regulations. The aim is to strategically intervene before any potential trade-restrictive barriers are enacted, ensuring smoother market access for U.S. agricultural products. 02 Strategy FAEA's strategy involves a meticulous process of identifying regions and nations where food/feed safety and animal health regulations are in the development or modification stages that impact the products represented by FAEA members. Priority is given to those markets that hold significant growth potential and where FAEA members have a vested interest in maintaining or expanding access. Traditionally, FAEA has focused on regions such as Asia (including Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Myanmar, and Vietnam) and sub-Saharan Africa (Kenya, Nigeria, and Ghana). The organization continually assesses its progress and adapts to new opportunities or challenges that arise on a global scale. 03 Activities FAEA's approach includes four main categories of activities known as MICA: Management and Administration: FAEA Staff: Comprising three dedicated members who manage daily operations. Executive Director (ED): Leads the management and implementation of FAEA strategies and activities. Program Coordinator (PC): Assists in administrative and programmatic functions. Director of Codex and Global Affairs: Focuses on the execution of Codex-related strategies and initiatives. USGC Staff: Supports day-to-day administrative tasks and acts as a liaison with the Foreign Agricultural Service. FAEA Board Members: Ten board members and two U.S. Grains Council staff provide leadership, set priorities and evaluate organizational performance. ​ Information Gathering, Analysis, and Intelligence Sharing: FAEA leverages its extensive network, including U.S. Government agencies, member staff, and contractors, to collect, analyze, and disseminate critical information. This process helps in influencing foreign legislation and ensuring that new regulations are science-based and do not constitute technical barriers to trade. ​ Capacity Building Activities FAEA allocates resources to build technical capacity in target markets. This involves educating and training regulatory, health, and judicial decision-makers and staff in these countries through workshops and seminars conducted by U.S. experts. Local contractors are also engaged to facilitate these activities and provide timely updates on regulatory changes. ​ Advocacy for Codex and Science-Based Standards FAEA conducts ongoing advocacy to support U.S. positions on international standards, such as those set by the Codex Alimentarius Commission, OIE, and IPPC. The alliance sponsors officials to participate in critical Codex meetings and uses its networks to promote standards that facilitate fair trade. Continuum of FAEA Engagement Progress 04 Stage 01. Assess market needs & opportunities. Stage 02. Development of relationships through seminars/workshops. Stage 03. Engage SPS, TBT & Codex offices & policy developers, and those involved in legal & regulatory development. Stage 04. Comment on development of regulations. Stage 05. Transfer FAEA programs to FAEA members.


    FAEA Staff & Partners Leadership Trade Data Contact Us About FAEA The Food and Agriculture Export Alliance (FAEA), established in May 2004, serves as a pivotal entity fostering enhanced collaboration and effectiveness in gaining market access for a diverse array of U.S. agricultural products, including meat, poultry, dairy, feed grains, rendered products, and soybeans. FAEA's overarching aim is to bolster cooperation among various commodity groups and private sector entities, focusing on developing international markets. A significant part of this endeavor involves mitigating sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) barriers, thereby broadly supporting the U.S. agricultural sector, with a particular emphasis on the grain, oilseed, and animal industries. ​ FAEA's strategic objectives include advancing international food and feed safety regulations to align with science-based international standards. Recognizing non-tariff barriers—such as those associated with food and feed safety under SPS regulations, Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT), and the standards recommended by the Codex Alimentarius Commission—as a critical area of concern, FAEA prioritizes these issues. As traditional trade barriers diminish through multilateral and bilateral agreements, non-tariff barriers have emerged as significant impediments to agricultural trade. Often referred to as the "trade barrier of choice," SPS constraints represent a substantial threat to both current and future expansion in global agricultural trade. ​ Collectively, FAEA members represent approximately 42% of U.S. agricultural exports. The application of non-scientific barriers to trade by foreign governments is common to all the products represented by FAEA members. ​ FAEA activities are funded through a combination of FAEA membership funds and USDA’s Market Access Program as a Global Based Initiative (GBI). FAEA’s GBI is submitted on an annual basis via the USGC’s Unified Export Strategy (UES). ​ FAEA Members FAEA Staff & Partners FAEA Staff & Partners FAEA Staff & Partners FAEA Staff & Partners FAEA Staff & Partners FAEA Staff & Partners FAEA Staff & Partners FAEA Staff & Partners FAEA Staff & Partners FAEA Staff & Partners


    FAEA Staff Gina Tumbarello FAEA Executive Director Rosida Nababan FAEA Program Coordinator Mallory Gaines Director of Codex and Global Affairs Who We Are Leadership Trade Data Contact Us U.S. Grains Council Liaisons Kurt Shultz Senior Director of Global Strategies -USGC Sam Clemence Global Strategies Coordinator - USGC ​ International Partners Kenya ​Rootooba Limited (M s. Charity Mutegi​) Rootoba Limited, located in Nairobi, Kenya, is contracted with FAEA to coordinate and provide guidance and assistance to the Government of Kenya officials who are preparing legislation for the passage and implementation of a science-based and transparent Food Safety Law. Ms. Mutegi is representing FAEA in recommending, planning, and implementing FAEA sponsored technical assistance and education activities, workshops, conferences, and seminars that facilitate the drafting and completion of the legislation and subsequent implementing regulations. ​ Ms. Mutegi has worked on food safety matters in Kenya and in the East Africa region, focusing on policy, technological solutions, and information dissemination. She has also contributed to drafting technical papers for the development of policy briefs for the East Africa Community and the U.S. Agency for International Development. Nigeria ​ The Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) The NESG is a think-tank organization that promotes sustainable growth and development in the Nigerian economy using research-based advocacy methods. The NESG was incorporated as a not-for-profit/non-partisan organization with a mandate to promote and champion the reform of the Nigerian economy into an open, private sector-led economy that is globally competitive on a sustainable basis. The NESG currently serves as the host of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) National Secretariat and UNGC Corporate Sustainability Champion (saddled with the leadership of advancing sustainability practices in corporate governance in Nigeria), a member of the Steering Committee for the Presidential Committee for the Preparation of the Medium-Term National Development Plan (MTNDP) 2021-2025 and Nigeria Agenda 2050, the Private Sector Co-chair of the ECOWAS-World Bank-EU National Investment Scorecard Implementation Committee, the secretariat for the National Assembly Business Environment Roundtable (a collaboration between the NESG, the Nigerian Bar Association Section on Business Law, and the Nigerian National Assembly) sponsored by the UKAID and ACA Foundation, the secretariat for the Nigerian Renewable Energy Roundtable sponsored by the Heinrich Boel Stiftung Foundation, etc. The NESG also served as a member of the Transitional Technical Task Team and provided technical support to the Presidential Transition Council. U.S. Government Regulatory Agencies Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is a multi-faceted Agency of the United States Department of Agriculture, with a broad mission area that includes protecting and promoting U.S. agricultural health, regulating genetically engineered organisms, administering the Animal Welfare Act and carrying out wildlife damage management activities. These efforts support the overall mission of USDA, which is to protect and promote food, agriculture, natural resources and related issues. ​ Environmental Protection Agency ​ The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is an independent agency, specifically an independent executive agency, of the United States federal government for environmental protection.​ The EPA is responsible for preventing and detecting environmental crimes, informing the public of environmental enforcement, and setting and monitoring standards of air pollution, water pollution, hazardous wastes and chemicals. Food and Drug Administration The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or USFDA) is a federal agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, one of the United States federal executive departments. The FDA is responsible for protecting and promoting public health through the control and supervision of food safety, tobacco products, dietary supplements, prescription and over-the-counter pharmaceutical drugs (medications), vaccines, biopharmaceuticals, blood transfusions, medical devices, electromagnetic radiation emitting devices (ERED), cosmetics, animal foods & feed[4] and veterinary products. ​ Food Safety and Inspection Service ​ The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), an agency of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), is the public health regulatory agency responsible for ensuring that the United States' commercial supply of meat, poultry, and egg products is safe, wholesome, and correctly labeled and packaged. ​ U.S. Government Trade Agencies Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) Foreign Agricultural Service - Washington (FAS/W) Bangladesh: FAS/OAA Dhaka Office ​​ Cambodia and Vietnam: FAS/OAA Hanoi Office China: FAS/OAA Beijing Office ​​ Ghana: FAS/OAA Accra Office Kenya: FAS/OAA Nairobi Office Nigeria: FAS/OAA Lagos Office Pakistan: FAS/OAA Islamabad Office ​ Trade and Regulatory Capacity Building Division (TRCBD) ​ The Trade and Regulatory Capacity Building Division (TRCBD, formerly the Trade and Scientific Capacity Building Division) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service’s (FAS’) Office of Global Programs provides trade capacity building to current and emerging trading partners to promote international trade and open markets for U.S. agricultural exports – creating predictable and transparent trade environments favorable to U.S. agricultural commodities such as soy, cotton, specialty crops, beef, and poultry. ​ U.S. Codex Office ​ The U.S. Codex Office (USCO), housed in USDA’s Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs, acts as the national focal point for the U.S. Codex Program. Its mission is to engage stakeholders in the development and advancement of science-based food standards for the benefit of the United States and the worldwide community. USCO manages the planning, policy development, support, and coordination for U.S. involvement in Codex, and develops strategies to accomplish U.S. objectives. International Standard Setting Bodies Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC) ​ CAC is commonly referred to as Commission, the body established by Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and World Health Organization (WHO) in 1963 to develop food standards under the Joint FAO/WHO Food Standards Programme. The Codex Alimentarius Commission is based in FAO in Rome. It coordinates input from 187 Member Countries and one Member Organization to develop and endorse the international food standards that comprise the Codex Alimentarius. More information on Codex Committees can be found here . More information about current and upcoming meetings, agenda, and reports can be found in this link .


    MONTHLY COUNTRY REPORTS (Members Only Version) Back to "Members Only" Kenya ​ July 2021 June 2021 May 2021 April 2021 March 2021 February 2021 December 2020 / January 2021 November 2020 October 2020 September 2020 Bangladesh ​ December 2020 November 2020 October 2020 September 2020​ August 2020 May 2020

  • Kent Swisher | FAEA

    Kent Swisher President and CEO The North American Renderers Association (NARA), headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, was formed in 1933 as the professional organization of the rendering industry. NARA also has offices in Hong Kong and Mexico City. NARA is an alliance that speaks with a collective voice to represent the best interests of its members in public, government and regulatory affairs, and provides services, programs and technical support to the North American rendering industry: both in the national and international markets. Vision – To deliver sustainable solutions to food, feed, fuel, oleochemical, and other customers. Mission – NARA advocates for a sustainable food chain, public health and the environment through the production and marketing of our members’ products and services. Rendering is a process that repurposes by-products that would otherwise go to waste from the “meat we don’t eat.” By rendering specific materials that many North American consumers would consider inedible, such as certain fats, bones and proteins, renderers provide clean and safe rendered material used to develop sustainable new products while reducing overall food waste. Food waste is highly prevalent, and finding solutions is critical. That’s why the North American Renderers Association (NARA) prioritizes educating the public, advocating for the rendering industry, and providing support and resources for renderers. As an association with a wide range of offerings for members, we work hard to promote sustainable food use in North America and worldwide.

  • Technical Working Groups Launch | FAEA

    Technical Working Groups Launch June 2024 description here

  • Constance Cullman | FAEA

    American Feed Industry Association ​

  • FAEA Food Agriculture Export Alliance | FAEA Alliance | USA

    1/30 Who We Are The Food and Agriculture Export Alliance (FAEA) was created in May 2004 to achieve greater cooperation and effectiveness in market access among meat, poultry, dairy, feed grains and soybean organizations and private sector agriculture input providers. What we do Since 2004, funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and FAEA member organizations is being used to advance international food and feed safety laws and regulations in accordance with science-based international standards in over 10 countries in Asia and Africa. Our Work Learn more about FAEA programs, new developments and issues regarding food and feed safety and animal health in FAEA target markets.

  • Laurie Hueneke | FAEA

    Merck Animal Health ​

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  • 24-April ED | FAEA

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