The International Organization of Spice Trade Associations (IOSTA) is made up of spice associations from around the world who work together to on global issues of importance to the spice industry.
IOSTA brings together spice associations from around the world to address common issues and seek sensible solutions to ensure the sustainability of the spice industry.
IOSTA represents the global spice industry, including local trade associations in growing regions and importing countries. The spice industry is an inherently global industry that supports the livelihoods of farmers in many developing nations. Spices are sourced from countries all over the world, and as such, the spice industry is entrenched in global trade. Food safety is of the utmost importance to the worldwide spice industry, and IOSTA works to advance education on good agricultural practices to protect the consumer and comply with regulatory requirements.
IOSTA promotes best practices in spice farming. More information available in the Good Agricultural Practices Guide (GAP Guide)
American Spice Trade Association (Secretariat)