1)  US/China tariff impacts
Flavor and Fragrance Chemicals

As you may know, the market for essential oil products is currently being affected by ongoing tariff negotiations between the USA and China. In addition, potential tariffs on essential oils from the European Union may also be on the horizon.

The USA/China tariff dispute has resulted in tariff increases that range from 10% to 25% on all major flavor and fragrance chemicals manufactured in China. Citrus & Allied is working closely with our supply partners to try to mitigate the impact of these tariffs on our customers. Those customers who are affected by the tariffs should be aware that Citrus & Allied operates a large capacity aroma chemical plant in Belcamp, Maryland, where we produce a number of the tariff items. Because they are manufactured domestically, they are not subject to the current tariffs. We welcome your inquiries on those items. As a reminder, Citrus & Allied is the only USA manufacturer of Natural Citral 95% and 96%, as well as a number of the Gamma lactones. These products are manufactured every day in Belcamp and are readily available.

The EU tariff situation is an ongoing story. Recently, Citrus & Allied Vice President Al Bauer had the honor of representing Citrus & Allied and the fragrance industry before a panel of the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) to explain why additional tariffs on essential oils from the EU would hurt all the flavor and fragrance houses in the USA on both the cost and competitive fronts. While the USTR has not decided which items will be affected or the amount of the tariff, Citrus & Allied is available to guide you through these difficult times using our extensive production capacities and our long-term experience sourcing essential oils.

Please contact your local Citrus & Allied representative with any questions.

2)  View the Perfumer & Flavorist article written by Richard Pisano Jr.

Our President, Richard Pisano, Jr., shares his insights with the readers of Perfumer & Flavorist magazine in an article entitled 2018 The Year in Review: Citrus Oils: Availability and Markets. You can access the article here.

3)  Richard Pisano Jr. Honored by FEMA

Richard Pisano Jr., President, Citrus and Allied Essences Ltd., was chosen as the 2018 Dr. Richard L. Hall Distinguished Service Award recipient for his contribution to FEMA and the flavor industry. This marks the first time both a father and son have received this award. Richard Pisano Sr. was the 2006 honoree for his contributions to the association and the industry. Richard Pisano Jr. addressed the attendees at the 2018 Annual Leadership Conference, held recently in Palm Beach, Florida. His speech can be found here.

4)  Stephen M. Pisano to Co-Chair 2019 IFEAT Conference

Stephen M. Pisano, Executive Vice President of Citrus and Allied Essences Ltd, has been appointed Co-Chair of the 2019 IFEAT Conference in Bali. Details on the event will follow, but until then, visit ifeat.org to learn more.

5)  Richard Pisano Sr. Recognized for his Contributions to IFEAT

At the 2017 IFEAT World Conference held in Greece last fall, Citrus & Allied’s Richard Pisano Sr. joined Dr. Wladyslaw S. Brud in delivering a speech to the audience entitled “40 Years of IFEAT – The History.” Mr. Pisano and Dr. Brud, both of whom are founding members of the organization, were in a unique position to provide a personal look at IFEAT’s activities over the past four decades.

Later in the conference, Mr. Pisano was among the honorees recognized for their long-standing association with the organization. With a legacy that includes service as a Founding Member of IFEAT, Past IFEAT President, Past IFEAT Executive Committee Chairman and IFEAT Founder’s Award Recipient, Mr. Pisano was presented with a plaque engraved with the words, “In recognition of your valued contribution to IFEAT’s 40 Years of History.”

6)  Stephen M. Pisano appointed member of the Executive Committee of IFEAT

Stephen M. Pisano, Executive Vice President of Citrus and Allied Essences Ltd, has been appointed as a member of the Executive Committee of IFEAT, The International Federation of Essential Oils and Aromas Trades. The principal aim of IFEAT is the advancement and protection of the interests of its members in all parts of the world through international collaboration, the encouragement of good practice, the dissemination of information and provision of forums for discussion.

7)  Al Bauer appointed member of the IFRANA Board

Al Bauer, Vice President of Citrus and Allied Essences Ltd, has been appointed as a member of the Board of Directors of IFRANA, The International Fragrance Association North America. IFRANA’s mission is to foster and advocate for the fragrance industry in the United States and Canada by promoting and supporting the safety, sustainability and integrity of our products.

This mission is accomplished through work in six strategic areas: Product Safety, Advocacy, Communication, Industry Inclusiveness, Intellectual Property Protection and Member Support.

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