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  • Jim Sutter | FAEA

    Jim Sutter FAEA Chairman CEO USSEC is a dynamic partnership of key stakeholders representing soybean producers, commodity shippers, merchandisers, allied agribusinesses and agricultural organizations. Through a global network of international offices and strong support in the U.S., USSEC helps build a preference for U.S. soybeans and soybean products, advocates for the use of soy in feed, aquaculture and human consumption, promotes the benefits of soy use through education and connects industry leaders through a robust membership program. https://www.ussec.org

  • Jim Sutter | FAEA

    U.S. Soybean Export Council ​ https://www.ussec.org

  • Greg Tyler | FAEA

    USA Poultry & Egg Export Council ​ https://www.usapeec.org/

  • Copy of Board Members | FAEA

    BOARD MEMBERS FAEA Board Members represent American agriculture sectors that are critical to providing a secure and safe supply of food to U.S. and global consumers. Collectively they represent products that account for over 40 percent of U.S. agricultural exports. U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC) ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ Nick Gardner, Vice President, Codex and International Regulatory Affairs, USDEC ​ The U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC) is a non-profit, independent membership organization that represents the global trade interests of U.S. dairy producers, proprietary processors and cooperatives, ingredient suppliers and export traders. Dairy Management Inc. founded USDEC in 1995 and, through the dairy checkoff program, is the organization’s primary funder. USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service provides export activity support, and membership dues fund the Council’s trade policy and lobbying activities. USDEC’s mission is to enhance demand for U.S. dairy products and ingredients by securing access and assisting suppliers to meet market needs that facilitate sales. We accomplish this through research and collaboration with members, government, academia and numerous related organizations whose common goal is to ensure the health and vitality of the U.S. dairy industry. U.S. Grains Council (USGC) ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ Mr. Ryan LeGrand, President and CEO, USGC ​ The U.S. Grains Council develops export markets for U.S. barley, corn, sorghum and related products including distiller’s dried grains with soluble (DDGS) and ethanol. With full-time presence in 28 locations, the Council operates programs in more than 50 countries and the European Union. The Council believes exports are vital to global economic development and to U.S. agriculture’s profitability. U.S.A. Poultry & Egg Export Council (USAPEEC) ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ Mr. James H. Sumner, President, USAPEEC Out of its home office in Stone Mountain, Ga., USAPEEC's reach is far ranging. Through its network of international offices and consultants in key markets around the globe, USAPEEC keeps current on issues that have a direct impact on U.S. poultry and egg exports. Although USAPEEC's mission is to promote exports of U.S. poultry and eggs around the world, the Council has evolved into an association that is an advocate for the industry on trade policy issues. Because of its status as a not-for-profit entity, USAPEEC does not lobby, but the organization can and does act as an intermediary with USDA, in Washington and at embassies and Agricultural Trade Offices around the world. USAPEEC also has good working relationships with other industry trade associations, such as the National Chicken Council, National Turkey Federation, American Egg Board, U.S. Poultry & Egg Association, and many more. U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ FAEA Chairman: Mr. Jim Sutter, CEO, USSEC USSEC is a dynamic partnership of key stakeholders representing soybean producers, commodity shippers, merchandisers, allied agribusinesses and agricultural organizations. Through a global network of international offices and strong support in the U.S., USSEC helps build a preference for U.S. soybeans and soybean products, advocates for the use of soy in feed, aquaculture and human consumption, promotes the benefits of soy use through education and connects industry leaders through a robust membership program. ​ ​ Elanco ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ Jesse J. Sevcik, Executive Director, Global Government Affairs, Elanco ​ ​ About Us National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ Nicholas D. Giordano, Vice President and Counsel, Global Government Affairs, NPPC ​ The National Pork Producers Council, which consists of 42 affiliated state associations, is the global voice for the U.S. pork industry, enhancing opportunities for the success of pork producers and other industry stakeholders by establishing the pork industry as a consistent and responsible supplier of high-quality pork to domestic and world markets. On behalf of America’s 60,000 pork producers, NPPC fights for reasonable federal legislation and regulations, maintains and develops export market opportunities, and protects producers’ livelihoods. Public-policy issues on which it focuses are in the areas of agriculture and industry, animal well-being and food safety, environment and energy, and international trade. ​ North American Meat Institute (NAMI) ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ Bill Westman, Senior Vice President of International Affairs, NAMI ​ NAMI is a national trade association that represents companies that process 95 percent of red meat and 70 percent of turkey products in the US and their suppliers throughout America. Headquartered in metropolitan Washington, DC, NAMI keeps its fingers on the pulse of legislation, regulation, and media activity that affects the meat and poultry industry and provides rapid updates and analyses to its members to help them stay informed. In addition, NAMI conducts scientific research through its Foundation designed to help meat and poultry companies improve their operations and their products. The Institute's many meetings and educational seminars also provide excellent networking and information-sharing opportunities for members of the industry. ​ Merck Animal Health Laurie Hueneke, Associate Vice President, Global Public Policy & Government Relations, Merck Animal Health ​ Through its commitment to the Science of Healthier Animals®, Merck Animal Health offers veterinarians, farmers, pet owners and governments one of the widest ranges of veterinary pharmaceuticals, vaccines and health management solutions and services as well as an extensive suite of digitally connected identification, traceability and monitoring products. Merck Animal Health is dedicated to preserving and improving the health, well-being and performance of animals and the people who care for them ​ ​ FAEA Staff & Partners Contact Us

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  • Our Work | FAEA

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  • WHERE WE WORK | FAEA

    AFRICA SOUTHEAST & SOUTH ASIA EAST ASIA CODEX

  • ACTIVITY REPORTS | FAEA

    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.

  • WHAT WE DO | FAEA

    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.

  • WHO WE ARE | FAEA

    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 & PARTNERS | FAEA

    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) | FAEA

    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

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