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2019 Dinner Gala

The CIAA Dinner Gala will take place on Friday, May 3 at the Chart House Restaurant in Weehawken, 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.

Philip Marfuggi


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05-14-2019 : Department of Commerce Import Statistics March 2019

05-14-2019 : CIAA Members Urged to Submit Comments to USTR Regarding Proposed Tariff Increases on Many EU Cheeses

04-19-2019 : ITC Submits USMCA Report to Congress

04-18-2019 : Please Be Sure Your Assessments Are Designated to CIAA

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Annual Dinner Gala

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2019 CIAA Dinner Gala
Friday, 5/3/19 @ 6:30 pm

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Intern Program

The CIAA summer internship program is now accepting applications.

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Upcoming Events

11-07-2019 09:30 AM : CIAA Member Meeting

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