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Pet Food News
on October 3, 2014

Registration open for AFIA 2014 Import & Export Seminar

Event to address regulatory trade requirements

Registration is open for the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA)'s 2014 Import & Export Seminar in Arlington, Virginia, Dec. 9–10. The seminar is a collaboration of educational courses and discussions to address issues related to regulatory trade requirements for feed, ingredients and petfood.

The educational event is open to industry professionals interested in learning about current trade industry constraints and how they can support the efforts of the varying agencies. It is ideal for anyone responsible for the importing and/or exporting of products for their company. Foreign Service Agriculture Administrator Phil Karsting will deliver this year's keynote presentation on "Linking US Agriculture to the World." Other speakers include individuals from the Office of the United States Trade Representative, the US Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service and Foreign Agriculture Service, and the US Food and Drug Administration.

"AFIA is thrilled yet again to host an interactive event that benefits an array of key industry professionals who focus on regulatory trade issues," said Gina Tumbarello, AFIA director of international policy and trade. "With the recognized need for education on importing and exporting products, this unique, every-other-year event offers an opportunity for key industry professionals to engage in discussions with various government agencies and their role in regulatory trade."

The early-bird registration is available through Nov. 10.

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