Membership in USAPEEC has its benefits. USAPEEC is the only organization that serves the export interests of the U.S. poultry and egg industry, and whose mission is to open new markets and maintain access to current markets.
Whether your company is a poultry or egg processor, a trading company that exports U.S. poultry and eggs, or a cold storage warehouse, freight forwarder, steamship line, financial company or other provider of products or services that benefits from increased exports, it should be a member of USAPEEC.
In this information-driven age, timely access to market dynamics is vital to a company's success. As a USAPEEC member, you will have immediate access to a worldwide information network that provides market intelligence at the speed of the internet. As a member, you will also have an advocate that is working hard not only to increase exports of your products, but also to tear down artificial barriers to trade.
Membership benefits include:
More than that, USAPEEC acts as the industry's liaison between governments on trade issues, and works to develop uniform industry positions of the industry on matters related to trade.
USAPEEC also coordinates official audits, reviews and inspections of U.S. plants by foreign veterinary authorities, as well as halal inspection by Islamic authorities.
USAPEEC provides technical services by working to eliminate technical barriers to trade through its representation on the International Poultry Council, and by working with various international bodies, such as the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) and the Codex Alimentarius Commission.
There are three general classes of memberships. One is for poultry and egg processors. The second is for trading companies, and the third is for associate members, those companies that don't fit into the other categories, but benefit from increased exports of poultry and eggs. A fourth, separate category of membership is for state and national commodity groups. Several soybean and corn organizations hold this class of membership.