International Manufacturer Membership Requirements

  • Applicants must be a pet product manufacturer or importer.  Suppliers to manufacturers such as packaging, ingredients, etc. are not eligible for membership.
  • Applicants do not need to have a warehouse or manufacturing facility located in the United States.

  • Applicants must show one (1) sales invoice and the matching bill of lading/shipping document (i.e. FedEx, UPS, Airborne, DHL, etc.) as proof that they are selling pet products to a retailer or distributor.  An invoice to a consumer does not qualify for membership.
    • The addresses and all information on the sales invoice must match the bill of lading/ shipping document.
    • The transaction must show a sale that originated from your warehouse or manufacturing facility.
    • The transaction does not have to originate from or ship to a U.S. address.

Applicants must provide a marketing piece (website, catalog, photo of packaging, etc.) that shows that your product is being sold as a pet product.

  • 75% of your pet product income must come from the manufacturing or importing of pet products, rather than from distributing pet products.
  • A $1,000 joining fee and the first year's dues must be included with your application.
    • Dues are based on the total annual worldwide sales of your pet products. 


World Wide
Sales of Pet Products (USD)
Annual Dues (USD)
Under $500,000$1,205
$500,000 to $2,000,000$1,700
$2,000,000 to $5,000,000$3,180
$5,000,000 to $10,000,000$5,500
$10,000,000 to $15,000,000$8,500
$15,000,000 to $25,000,000$9,765
$25,000,000 to $50,000,000$11,700
$50,000,000 to $100,000,000$13,225
$100,000,000 +$18,310


Each application is reviewed by staff and then sent for approval by the APPA Board of Directors.  

Applications submitted without all of the required documents  and payments will not be considered for approval.  

Access to your membership benefits, including the booth space application for Global Pet Expo, begins immediately upon Board acceptance.

Members in this category do not have voting privileges but do have access to all applicable membership benefits.

If you have any questions, please contact the Membership Sales Department at, or call Karyn Bennitt at 1+ (203) 532-3607.

** In order to access the Membership Application, all applicants must first create an individual AND company account in APPA's Portal**
Click here to get started!