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President's Message

Welcome to the Cheese Importers Association of America. This website is a wonderful resource and provides members and prospective members ways to learn how our organization can help.

We represent the firms that are responsible for the majority of the cheese imports into the United States. Other firms and companies find value in membership to our association because of either their service to our industry or their involvement in distribution of cheeses to the U.S. consumers.

Our Association's primary mission is to help our members understand regulatory issues. It is our responsibility to communicate with all appropriate government agencies that have jurisdiction over our types of products. We are very well positioned to stay abreast of and negotiate in regulatory, legislative and trade issues that impact our industry. We immediately analyze and communicate information to our members through very up-to-date email bulletins on a regular basis. We take action with these U. S. agencies as necessary either working through our own committees or with the help of legal counsel and/or professional lobbyists.

Great cheeses and great cheese makers deserve recognition for their work in the market place and our role is to make this market place efficient and contribute to the success of all specialty cheeses - imported and domestic.

We value your interest in our association and hope you will become engaged and active in the Cheese Importers Association of America either by involvement in the organization and committees or by attending our functions.

Dominique Delugeau


11-18-2015 : CIAA Summer Internship Program
CIAA will once again be sponsoring a summer intern program funded through the CIAA Qualified Importer Program. read more...

11-17-2015 : CIAA Featured in Cheese Market News Retail Watch
The Cheese Importers Association of America celebrates 70 years, ramps up initiatives read more...

11-16-2015 : Working to Improve the DAIRIES Website
We know that a number of CIAA members encountered problems when applying for 2016 licenses on the DAIRIES website. Following your input, we relayed this information to officials at the Foreign Agricultural Service. read more...

11-13-2015 : CIAA Bulletin 15-48, November 13th, 2015

11-10-2015 : TPP Documents Now Available
The United States Trade Representative's office has now posted all documents related to the Trans Pacific Partnership. read more...

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SIAL Trip to Paris France
Oct 15 - 19, 2016

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Intern Program

The CIAA summer internship program is now accepting applications.

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Upcoming Events

01-17-2016 5:00 PM : Winter Fancy Food Show Reception

04-28-2016 09:30 AM : CIAA Membership Meeting

04-29-2016 6:30 PM : CIAA Dinner Dance

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