Food and Agriculture Export Alliance
15136 Cimarron Hills Lane
Charlotte, NC 28278
Enhancing Engagement on Trade
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.
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 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)
- Merck Animal Health
FAEA activities are funded through a combination of FAEA membership funds and USDA international market development programs.