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SIAL Trip 2020 is Canceled

In light of the COVID-19 virus, we regret that we must cancel the SIAL Trip that was scheduled for October 17-21 in Paris, France. We are in the process of finalizing the agreement with the hotel for the 2022 SIAL trip and look forward to seeing you in Paris in the future.

Thank you for your continued support of the CIAA.

President’s Message

We sincerely hope that each of you and all of us, both individually and in our families, remain relatively untouched by the COVID 19 virus and that its economic impact on our companies is mitigated as much as possible during these unprecedented times.

Welcome, Willkommen, Benvenuti, Bienvenue, Welkom, Bienvenidas, Tervetuloa 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 negotiate 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.

Please be sure to visit and follow our ILIC platform and please contribute where and when possible.

Daniel Schnyder


09-15-2020 : Save the Date: CIAA Virtual Member Meeting

09-15-2020 : Application of UK Licenses for 2021 Dairy Import Licensing Program

09-15-2020 : USDA’s Proposed Rules on Organic Enforcement

09-15-2020 : FDA Finalizes Rule Related to Gluten-Free Labeling for Foods

09-15-2020 : Rep. Gallagher Requests that Sec. Perdue Address Section 6.25(b)

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