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1. VS 16-4! What Is It Good For?! ??

African swine fever (ASF) is top of mind for industry members and government officials alike since its confirmation in the Dominican Republic last July. For the first time in a long time, the highly contagious swine disease is in our hemisphere and although the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) had already been preparing for a “what if” ASF outbreak situation, efforts have significantly increased, and all stakeholders are engaged.

Tags: Trade, African swine fever
By Mallory Gaines
2. Plane Hopping for AFIA

During my frequent business travels in 2019 I developed a rating system for airport bathrooms that ranked stall size, placement of hooks and shelves, accessibility to soap, hand drying features, cleanliness and décor. Southwest Regional ranked top of the list, Dulles a dismal bottom. Recently, I had the opportunity to dust off my scoring system as I travelled, fully masked and vaccinated, through five different airports in six days in service to our members.

Tags: Member value, Pets
By Louise Calderwood
3. We Must Counter China's Trade Influence by Joining CPTPP

On Sept. 16, China formally applied to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), formerly the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), from which the Trump administration withdrew the United States in 2017.  

Tags: Trade, China
By Mallory Gaines
4. Codex Supports AFIA's and IFIF's Work

After a bit of a setback with COVID-19, Leah Wilkinson and I are back (virtually) to participating in the Codex Committee on Veterinary Drugs in Food (CCRVDF) meetings. Recently, we zeroed in on agenda item 3.2, an update from the Food and Agriculture Organization on “carry-over in feed and transfer from feed to food of unavoidable and unintended residues of approved veterinary drugs.” Leah participated as the feed industry representative for the International Feed Industry Federation (IFIF) and I participated as the feed industry representative on the U.S. delegation.  

Tags: Standards, Feed safety
By Mallory Gaines
5. Feed Industry Sees Big Win at Codex

Nearly 600 people worldwide are participating in the Codex Committee on Contaminants in Foods (CCCF) virtual meeting this week, including Leah Wilkinson, who is representing the feed industry through her role on the International Feed Industry Federation (IFIF) delegation, and myself, on the U.S. delegation. The most significant topic to the American Feed Industry Association is the potential for new work on radioactivity in food and feed (including drinking water) in non-emergency situations.

Tags: Trade, Standards
By Mallory Gaines
6. TPA Gives the US Strong Negotiating Power

On July 1, the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) granted by Congress, giving the president authority to “fast-track” trade negotiations, is set to expire. TPA has been utilized during presidential administrations since 1974 and has only been authorized four times. Congress sets trade negotiating objectives and the president can use those objectives to negotiate trade deals. In addition, Congress cannot offer amendments to the negotiated deals and can only vote them up or down.

Tags: Trade
By Mallory Gaines
7. SPS, Our Favorite Acronym!

Hang around the American Feed Industry Association international trade team long enough and you will hear “SPS issues,” “SPS barriers to trade” and “more commitment to SPS in trade negotiations” pretty frequently. Gina Tumbarello and I love throwing around the acronym “SPS!” Many of you may ask, “what does SPS mean and how can SPS issues or barriers affect AFIA members?” I look forward to a challenge, so here we go on a blog journey about SPS measures and why they matter to the feed industry.

Tags: Trade, Standards
By Mallory Gaines
8. US Feed Industry Continues International Work to Combat Antimicrobial Resistance

The Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC) took on a new look this year as it went virtual due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. Over eight days and several weeks, the CAC brought together over 600 participants from all over the globe, in various time zones and translation in six languages, to discuss international standard setting. The meeting went surprisingly well in a virtual format. It was encouraging to see the global commitment for moving international standards forward continues during these trying times.   

Tags: Antibiotics, Standards
By Mallory Gaines
9. International Trade Committee Creates Positive Change for Our Industry

It is hard not to notice the ever changing landscape of international trade policy. The U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, trade with China, Japan, U.K. and the European Union - there is so much happening and all of it has huge implications for U.S. agriculture and the animal food industry. The American Feed Industry Association works hard to protect our industry’s interests globally and I am proud to be a member of the committee that oversees these efforts.

Tags: Trade, Member value
By Guest
10. The Codex Files Vlog: at the TFAMR Meeting

AFIA's Leah Wilkinson and Mallory Gaines attended the Codex Intergovernmental Task Force on Antimicrobial Resistance meeting in South Korea this week.

Tags: Standards, Trade, Vlog
By Mallory Gaines

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