CMA Global Partners is a Washington, DC based agency assisting exporters and importers of food, beverages and nutritional supplements to build a successful business in the highly competitive and complex North American and European marketplaces.
We help our clients to comply with all regulatory requirements, import and launch innovative products, sell products at our online stores properties, manage trade customer and consumer relations, and coordinate effective CMA (Cooperative Marketing Alliance) campaigns with suitable partners along the value chain.
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The following overview provides food exporters and importers with important information impacting our industry.
Food exporters around the globe know: the US is the largest and one one of the most dynamic, transparent and attractive food and beverage markets in the world. But how do you get your product into the country? What are the steps needed to comply with food regulations, to find import partners, to get your first orders, and to attract consumers to your products? Here’s what you need to know:
US food importers bear the financial and legal responsibility to ensure that the products they introduce into the US comply with US food safety standards. By law, they have to set up an elaborate Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) that will be audited by the FDA.
In 2011, US Congress passed the groundbreaking Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), the largest overhaul of the US food regulation since the 1930s. The law prescribes very specific steps for food processors, manufacturers, warehouses and transport companies to verify, validate and record the hazards and preventive controls needed to keep food safe. Foreign suppliers must also follow these steps for their products to be exported to the US. In essence, the the responsibility and liability for food safety rests now with the producers, not the regulators.To learn more, click on the link below:
This section provides a brief synopsis of major regulatory initiatives and issues pertaining to food and dietary supplements, as published by the FDA (US Food & Drug Administration), USDA (US Department of Agriculture), TTB (Tobacco and Alcohol Tax and Tariff Bureau) and other agencies, along with our comments.