By actively engaging in association events, continuing education, and leveraging the benefits offered by AFI, you position yourself at the forefront of developments in the food industry. AFI takes a proactive approach to monitor and respond to regulatory changes that impact the food import trade. The association hosts an annual convention and a series of meetings brimming with invaluable information and networking opportunities.
Boasting over a century of experience in the food trade, AFI stands as the ultimate authority for the food import industry. Since 1906, AFI has remained committed to ensuring its members stay informed of industry dynamics, government mandates, food quality standards, statistical insights and essential training with FDA-recognized curriculum.
Information: AFI delivers timely industry updates to its members through frequent bulletins tailored to specific segments of the association.
Answers: Our team of dedicated attorneys stays abreast of key regulatory issues, ensuring that you are well-informed and prepared. Working closely with government agencies, our full-time staff remains at the forefront of industry developments.
Value: Membership at AFI provides access to our extensive resources for all members of your organization.
Standards: AFI has actively contributed to industry standards and has developed standards for Brazil nuts, cashews, hazelnuts, and dried apricots. AFI created a standard import contract that incorporates commonly accepted terms and conditions in the trade.
Representation: Working proactively to advance the mutual trade interests of U.S. importers and overseas suppliers, AFI regularly engages with FDA officials and collaboratively shapes common positions on food legislation.
Arbitration: AFI’s arbitration service can help save you thousands of dollars in legal fees.
Networking: The annual convention and meetings are packed with innovative programs, industry leaders and curated social events providing valuable networking opportunities and connections with industry experts, insiders, and peers.