GAPFA policy statement regarding trade of finished pet food, including trade by e-commerce

The Global Alliance of Pet Food Associations is committed to promoting compliance with country and regional laws and regulations pertaining to trade in pet food, including through e-commerce.

In so doing, GAPFA expects its members to comply with all relevant laws and regulations, including but not limited to ingredient content, sanitary and phytosanitary rules, language laws, labelling and advertising in the country where the products are intended to be sold.

While enforcement is strictly the responsibility of the competent authority, it is the responsibility of the company selling its pet food to understand the regulations of the markets where its foods are intended to be sold.

All manufacturers should ensure that their distributors and retailers, including e-commerce retailers, understand the importance of adherence to all applicable pet food laws and regulations.

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