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SIAL Trip 2016

Retailer Trip:
Cheese Buyers: Win a Trip to the SIAL Show in Paris France! Apply Now

Members and Cheese Enthusiasts:
Join our trip to the SIAL Show in Paris France!

For the past several years, The CIAA has hosted a special trip to the SIAL Food Show, the world’s largest food trade show, held every two years in Paris. The Show brings together our member companies with industry professionals, international marketers and distributors to network and learn from each other. More information / Registration

2016 Dinner Gala

The CIAA Dinner Gala will take place on Friday, April 29 at Macaluso’s in Hawthorne, NJ.

Join your fellow colleagues for a special night to mix and mingle and celebrate the Cheese Importers Association. Click here for details and registration.

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 well positioned to stay abreast of the regulatory, legislative and trade issues that impact our industry, and to negiotiate with the agencies that regulate dairy imports. 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.

Ken Olsson


05-26-2016 : FAS Announces 2016 Quantity-Based Safeguard Trigger Levels

05-09-2016 : CIAA Leadership Holds a Series of Washington Meetings
Members of the Cheese Importers Association of America's Executive Committee and some additional members of the CIAA Board held a series of meetings in Washington, DC read more...

05-05-2016 : FDA recognizes Canada as Having a Comparable Food Safety System to the U.S.
The FDA issued an announcement on May 4, 2016 read more...

05-04-2016 : Department of Commerce Import Statistics March 2016

04-25-2016 : CIAA Member Meeting: April 28, 2016
Please join us for the CIAA Member Meeting on April 28, 2016 at the Saddle Brook Marriott in New Jersey. read more...

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SIAL Trip to Paris France
Oct 15 - 19, 2016

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Cheese Buyers: Win a trip to the SIAL show in Paris France!

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Annual Dinner Gala

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2016 CIAA Dinner Gala
Friday, 4/29/16 @ 6:30 pm

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Intern Program

The CIAA summer internship program is now accepting applications.

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Upcoming Events

10-15-2016 : SIAL Trip 2016

11-03-2016 09:30 AM : CIAA Member Meeting

01-22-2017 5:00 PM : Winter Fancy Food Show Reception

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