For decades, spices are being used daily to season our food and are playing an important role in the prosperity of the Netherlands.

The Dutch Spice Trade Association was founded in 1916 and currently counts 45 members.

Our mission statement is stated as follows in the Association’s statutes: “The aim of the Dutch Spice Trade Association is to enhance the spice trade and industry in general, to protect that trade and industry against unlawful and illegal practices and to tackle any abuse in the trade and industry”

Today, in the year 2018 we still pursue the same mission statement and the association has a very active board and dynamic work groups.

Should you have any questions or remarks about food safety or legal issues, sustainability or quality regarding herbs and spices please feel free to contact the secretariat. Your message will be handled and replied to as soon as possible