About ASTA

The American Spice Trade Association represents the interests of the U.S. spice industry. ASTA was founded in 1907 and represents the interests of approximately 200 members including companies that grow, dehydrate, and process spices.  ASTA’s members include U.S.-based agents, brokers and importers, and companies based outside of the U.S. that grow spices and ship them to the U.S. and other companies associated with the U.S. spice industry.  ASTA members manufacture and market the majority of spices sold in the U.S. for industrial, food service and consumer use.


What We Do – The American Spice Trade Association represents the U.S. spice industry in the global market. The highest priority of ASTA and our members is ensuring the supply of pure, safe spice to American consumers. ASTA also works to shape public policy on behalf of the global industry and advance the business interests of our members.

Membership – As a member of ASTA you are part of the association recognized as the leading voice of the U.S. spice industry. Not a member yet? find out more about membership to ASTA here.

Leadership – ASTA’s leadership represents the diversity of its membership. Learn more about ASTA’s Board of Directors, member volunteers, committees and global partnerships.

Association Policies – The American Spice Trade Association is committed to following the bylaws, policies and procedures, and guidelines set forth in the documents included in this section.

Contact Us – Do you have a question or need to reach the staff for assistance, you can easily complete an online inquiry form here.  A staff member will follow-up with you within one business day or sooner.

History – Learn a bit more about ASTA’s history.