APHA calls for submissions from herbal suppliers on regulatory obstacles

SILVER SPRING, Md. The American Herbal Products Association on Wednesday called for supplier submissions to its new program designed to capture and record incidents of import detentions and other border-related regulatory obstacles for herbal ingredients.

AHPA’s Import Detentions Database is gathering information from industry via an online form that may be emailed or faxed to the association, the association stated. “Your confidential submission will assist in revealing patterns—such as the types of products detained, how long they are held, and direct and indirect expenses—to evaluate the impact on trade of recent detentions and determine their business and economic effects,” the association stated.