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KEEPING OUR MEMBERS INFORMED

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Salon International de l’Alimentation (SIAL) Trip

    • Sat, October 15, 2022 - Thu, October 20, 2022
    • Paris, France
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  • Cheese Importers Association of America

    Dinner Dance

    • Fri, May 5, 2023 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
    • Chart House, Weehawken, NJ
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  • Cheese Importers Association of America

    CIAA Member Meeting

    • Fri, May 5, 2023 -
    • Location to be determined
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CIAA NEWS

The news section provides a constant update on activities of CIAA and its members and concerns. Check this section for the latest developments on issues important to our members and other reports on important news.

CIAA YEARBOOK

CIAA Yeabook

The CIAA Yearbook is the “Who’s Who” of the Cheese Importing Industry.

This publication occurs every two years and is the premier reference guide for key information vital to understanding the ever-changing rules and regulations of our business. It includes cheese import restrictions, dairy tariff rate quota, labeling requirements, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, and much more. It also acts as a planner, supplying important dates to remember for the yearly management of your license portfolio and includes important statistics, which have been updated since our last publication. The next yearbook will be published in 2024. Contact the CIAA Headquarters at 202-547-0899 for further information.

I Love Imported Cheese

PROMOTION

Sponsored by the Imported Cheese Board, the marketing arm of CIAA, along with funds coming from the U.S. Qualified Import Program (QIP), “I Love Imported Cheese” is an on-going integrated promotions campaign designed to engage, educate and excite American consumers about the quality and variety of imported cheeses coming into the U.S. from all corners of the world.

Promoted through social media platforms, the “I Love Imported Cheese” website features an extensive library of cooking videos and recipes, unique cheese profiles and pairings, entertaining ideas, and much more. Follow us at www.iloveimportedcheese.com

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SUMMER INTERNSHIPS

College Students in their Sophomore and Junior Year are eligible to Apply for Internships at CIAA

Foodservice Internship

The Cheese Importers Association of America Inc. Qualified Importer Program (CIAA QIP) is sponsoring summer internships to introduce students to careers in the Cheese Importing Industry, including the marketing, supply and distribution of imported specialty cheeses.

As a CIAA intern, you will develop skills in leadership and communications, help create and develop marketing strategies, and conduct research and analysis. You will be exposed to the day to day operations of a cheese importing firm and develop an understanding of all facets of the internal supply chain, including logistics, warehousing, transportation and order revenue management. Outstanding candidates that are admitted to the program will be placed with premier cheese importing firms for a 10 week period during the summer months.

Accepted candidates will receive a $600.00 weekly stipend. In most cases, students are responsible for their own housing. Do not miss out on an incredible internship experience that will expand your knowledge of specialty cheeses and expose you to the daily management of a premier cheese importing firm. Placements are limited; apply now before all positions are filled.

Internship Application
VIEW JOB DESCRIPTIONS AVAILABLE IN 2022.

DOWNLOAD AND COMPLETE THE APPLICATION.
The application must be completed and sent to intern@theciaa.org.

QUOTES FROM PAST PARTICIPANTS

“I was always kept busy with stimulating work throughout my time. I was given various real world tasks such as being a project manager and an organizer for a promotional plan. When I was given projects, I was also allowed to work on my own and was not micromanaged.”

“I found my internship experience to be incredibly beneficial to my understanding of how sales and marketing work in the specialty foods industry. Every single day gave me hands-on experience talking to deli managers and promoting our cheeses or selling new products.”

“I found my internship experience to be incredibly beneficial to my understanding of how sales and marketing work in the specialty foods industry. Every single day gave me hands-on experience talking to deli managers and promoting our cheeses or selling new products.”