Why Join AFI?
AFI has been serving the industry since 1906. So, whether you need help with government regulations, food standards, statistical data or just need to keep pace with industry changes, AFI is here for you.
Actively learning, participating in association activities and taking advantage of AFI’s benefits will keep you at the forefront of food industry developments. AFI proactively monitors regulatory changes affecting the food import trade. AFI also holds an annual convention and meetings filled with vital information and networking opportunities.
NetworkingAFI hosts an annual convention and meetings throughout the year, providing an exceptional environment to meet and network with industry leaders and peers. The right balance of innovative programs presented by industry experts combined with excellent networking events keep members coming back each year.
StandardsAFI, working with the trade, developed standards for Brazil nuts, cashews, hazelnuts and dried apricots. AFI developed a standard import contract that incorporates customary terms and conditions in the trade.
AFI bulletins and memos are issued on almost a daily basis to one segment or another of the Association, providing timely and important information. AFI’s website is the premier source of information and resources, helping you stay ahead of the curve.
A listing in the widely circulated AFI Annual and on the AFI web site. The AFI Annual and website feature a product and service directory as well as opportunities to advertise, creating even greater visibility.
ArbitrationAFI conducts an arbitration service for the resolution of commercial disputes.
AFI memberships are company memberships, meaning everyone from your firm can use AFI’s resources! This makes the value-to-cost ratio of membership exceptional. AFI employs the latest technology to ensure its members receive the critical information they need and strives to keep members abreast of technological developments.
RepresentationAFI is your collective voice proactively pursuing the mutually beneficial trade interests of overseas suppliers and U.S. importers through strong representation before the U.S. government. AFI is part of a coalition of food importing associations, which regularly presents industry needs to government officials and develops common positions on food legislation.
AnswersAFI has a full-time professional staff that works on a regular basis with government agencies and has access to attorneys knowledgeable on key regulatory issues. Members are encouraged to call the office with questions.