Food and Agriculture Export Alliance 4

Food and Agriculture Export Alliance

Food and Agriculture Export Alliance

15136 Cimarron Hills Lane
Charlotte, NC 28278
(703) 462-3797

Enhancing Engagement on Trade

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USDA and FAEA team meets with Nigerian Agriculture Quarantine Service in 2022

The Food and Agriculture Export Alliance (FAEA) was created in May 2004 to achieve greater cooperation and collaboration between U.S. organizations and producers representing meat, poultry, dairy, feed grains, soybean, rendered animal feed products, and private sector agriculture input providers.  The broad goal of FAEA is to enhance engagement among those agriculture sectors in facilitating global two-way trade in food and agriculture through the maintenance of science and risk-based laws and regulations that allow for the unrestricted flow of products in the international marketplace.

FAEA’s Mission

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FAEA supported the Government of Kenya task force retreat on food safety policy and legislation in December 2020

The FAEA mission is to advance international food and feed safety laws and regulations that comply – and are harmonized – with international standards setting bodies such as the Codex Alimentarius Commission.  FAEA focuses on identifying countries that are establishing new and/or modernizing their existing food and animal feed safety laws and regulations to take advantage of global export and import trade opportunities.  Our goal is to collaborate with those countries in implementing their laws and regulations to develop a food and feed safety system that ensures producers and consumers that the food they produce and eat is safe for domestic and international consumption.

FAEA Members

FAEA is unique in its membership, combining resources of a diverse group of U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) market development program participants, commodity groups, and private sector companies that focus on food and feed safety goals through collective efforts. FAEA activities have defined a new direction in cooperation among key components of U.S. agriculture.

The current members of the FAEA include:

  • North American Renderers Association (NARA)
  • U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC)
  • U.S. Grains Council (USGC)
  • U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF)
  • USA Poultry & Egg Export Council (USAPEEC)
  • U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC)
  • National Pork Producers Council (NPPC)
  • Elanco
  • Merck Animal Health

FAEA activities are funded through a combination of FAEA membership funds and USDA international market development programs.