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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


02-09-2016 : FDA Publishes Update Saying It Is Taking a New Look at Criteria for Raw Milk Cheese
FDA on February 8 published an update regarding what steps it will take in the further review of testing and assessment of non-toxigenic E. coli in the production of raw milk cheese. read more...

02-08-2016 : Reminder: Fees for All Licenses Awarded Must be Paid by March 15
The Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) has sent license holders a reminder that beginning this year holders must pay fees for all licenses awarded by March 15 read more...

02-05-2016 : Department of Commerce Import Statistics December 2015

02-02-2016 : CIAA Summer Internship Program
It's not too late to participate if your firm would still like to host a student intern this summer. If you are interested in participating, please contact the CIAA office at 202-547-0899 by February 3 read more...

01-06-2016 : Department of Commerce Import Statistics November 2015

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