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Brought to you by the Pet Industry Distributors Association (PIDA), the American Pet Products Association (APPA) and the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC), the inaugural Pet Industry Leadership Conference will take place January 18-21, 2016 in Tuscon, AZ.

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Industry Resources

These links will help you stay in contact with APPA program vendors and other resources to help your business.

APPA Membership Benefits



Export/Import Program


Global Pet Expo

Insurance Program

Member Insurance Program

Public Relations Discount Program

Shipping Solutions

The APPA National Pet Owners Survey

UBS Financial Services

Government Agencies/Agricultural

Agricultural Marketing Service

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

Exporter Assistance/Foreign Agriculture Service

Food and Drug Administration

Food Export USA Northeast

Food Safety and Inspection Service

Mid-America International Agri-Trade Council

Southern United States Trade Association

United States Department of Agriculture

Western United States Agriculture Trade Association

Government Agencies/Commerce

Export America Magazine


Trade Development

USDC homepage

Products and the Law
These links provide you with regulatory and legislative information regarding your business.

American Feed Industry Association

Information about association activities, as well as the animal feed industry.

American National Standards Institute

National and international standards information on a variety of products and manufacturing practices.

American Veterinary Medical Association

Information about the association in addition to veterinary advice for keepers of pets.

Association of American Feed Control Officials

Information about the organization promoting regulatory uniformity across states on commercial feed including pet food, treats and supplements.

California Department of Pesticide Regulation (State of California)

News and general information on activities and state regulation of pesticides.

Cornell Law Research Institute

Academic portal to a variety of law-related resources.

Georgetown Law Library

Academic portal providing links to legal research sources including several search mechanisms.

HABRI (The Human Animal Bond Research Initiative)

Morris Animal Foundation

Information about grant funding activities of the foundation for the care and medical advancement of companion animals and wildlife.

National Academies of Sciences

Official Website of government research organizations including National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine and National Research Council.

National Animal Supplement Council

National Grain & Feed Association

Information about the association and industry.

National Institute of Standards and Technology:

Official Website of the non-regulatory institute of the US Department of Commerce for measurements and standards-setting.

Pet Food Institute

Information about the association as well as industry and consumer statistics.

The CATalyst Council

The Pet Care Trust

Information about the foundation and its role in providing knowledge about companion animals through research and education

Thomas US Congressional Website (Library of Congress)

Official Website of the US Congress including links to House and Senate members, as well as bill tracking of current legislation.

US Consumer Products Safety Commission

Official agency Website containing information on current enforcement including recalls, as well as regulatory guidance and links.

US Copyright Office

Official agency Website containing guidance on copyright law, registration procedures and publications.

US Customs Service

Official agency Website containing guidance on customs regulations, statistics and related information.

US Deparment of Agriculture

Official agency Website containing news, guidance and agricultural industry statistics.

US Department of Commerce

Official agency Website containing export trade information for US businesses, as well as industry statistics.

US Environmental Protection Agency

Official agency Website with links to pesticide program, registration and labeling guidance, as well as extensive federal and state environmental policy resources.

US Federal Trade Commission

Official agency Website including business and consumer guidance on labeling, advertising, competition and other related issues.

US Food and Drug Administration Center for Veterinary Medicine

Official agency Website containing news about Center for Veterinary Medicine activities as well as regulatory guidance on pet food, supplement and related issues.

US Government Printing Office and Federal Register

Official agency Website with information and links to federal documents and resources.

US Internal Revenue Service

Official agency Website with business and consumer guidance on tax issues.

US Patent and Trademark Office

Official agency Website with patent and trademark information including registration procedures, search engines, and contact information.


Research arm of Mars Pet Care Companies including scientific information related to dog and cat nutrition.

Watt Net

Information about meat and pet food industries with links to Watt Publishing newsletters.

Note: The American Pet Products Association is not responsible for the content of any web link presented in this section. Listing in this section does not alone or per se imply an endorsement of any information or service by the APPA, its staff or members.