AHPA, Ayurvedic Association Announce AgreementAHPA, Ayurvedic Association Announce Agreement
April 4, 2008
SILVER SPRING, Md.—The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) and the Mumbai, India-based Ayurvedic Drug Manufacturers Association (ADMA) established a formal agreement of cooperation. AHPA represents the herbal industry in the United States, while ADMA serves the same function for the Ayurvedic trade in India. According to the groups, they share an interest in promoting and protecting commerce in products that are based on traditional Ayurvedic formulations and ingredients.
“The herbal products industry is multi-faceted, sophisticated and complex,” said Michael McGuffin, AHPA’s president. “The laws and markets for Ayurvedic products are constantly evolving in many countries and partnering with international allies to share information and expertise will benefit members of both organizations.”
Ranjit Puranik, ADMA general secretary, added, “We look forward to an era of co-operation and communication in mutual interest. It is time to build closer relationships among the many organizations that share an interest in Ayurvedic herbal products.”
Under the agreement, each association will keep the other informed of relevant information that may effect the functioning of the herbal Ayurvedic industry. They will also share ideas about self-regulatory policies as they are brought up for consideration, as well as suggestions submitted by government regulatory agencies.
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