GMA seeks to support policies that facilitate open trade, remove unnecessary barriers to trade and investment, and promotes competitiveness and global commerce
Navigating the Global Marketplace
In an increasingly global CPG marketplace, rapid advancements in technology, communications, diplomacy, and connectivity enhance access to overseas markets and help GMA member companies compete and grow their businesses. GMA members must navigate a broad and complex landscape of policies that impact international trade and their ability to conduct business around the world.
What We Do
Through its Global Strategies department, GMA monitors the global commercial landscape and engages proactively to help members maximize growth opportunities. The association works to eliminate tariff and non-tariff trade barriers, harmonize technical standards, encourage border efficiencies, and advocate for transparent, science-based regulatory and policy environments, including through engagement with the U.S. government, global standards bodies (e.g., Codex), multilateral institutions (e.g., the World Trade Organization), and industry counterparts and governments around the world.
To improve food safety practices and technical processing expertise in Asia-Pacific countries, GMA helped create a network of training institutes in this region.
GMA strongly supports expanding trade opportunities and lowering trade barriers around the world.