Advocacy & Regulatory Issues

ASTA is the expert voice of the spice industry in the public policy arena. ASTA represents U.S spice industry interests on behalf of the American spice industry and develops resources to promote regulatory compliance. ASTA monitors issues that have the potential to impact the spice industry, informs the industry about critical developments, and represents the industry positions to policymakers.



 Advocacy – ASTA works proactively to engage federal decision makers on the outcome of regulations and legislation that effect the spice industry by communicating its position on issues and providing information about the industry to policymakers. Policymakers can learn more about the U.S. spice industry by downloading the About ASTA document.

U.S. Policy & Regulations (Members-Only) – ASTA provides information and resources for our members to foster compliance with U.S. regulations. Information is available on food safety regulations, labeling, processing treatments, and state regulations for ASTA members.

Import & Export Requirements (Members-Only) – ASTA provides resources for our members on compliance with requirements to import products into the U.S., including information on tariffs, country of origin labeling, and noxious weed seed regulations.