The Irish Health Trade Association

The IHTA represents the interests of manufacturers, importers, and distributors of specialist health products in Ireland. These include vitamin and mineral supplements, herbal preparations, homeopathic products, flower remedies, natural body care products and health foods. These products are typically stocked in health/health food stores and pharmacies nationwide. The principal aim of the Irish Health Trade Association is to promote the wellness of all people in Ireland and to ensure they have freedom to access traditional medicines and natural health products of their choice that are safe, efficacious and of high quality.

The National Health Expo 2016

The Irish Health Trade Association is delighted to inform you that the Natural Health Expo is back and will take place on 2nd – 3rd October 2016 at the RDS Industries Hall, Dublin 4.

This trade-only event will again bring together key suppliers and buyers within the market and we are confident that participants at the 2016 Natural Health Expo will find that it’s the ideal place to capitalise on a growing and vibrant market and is the key event for them to do business.

Independent research on visitor feedback from the 2015 show displayed that 82% of visitors identified new suppliers, 91% declared attending the event was worthwhile or very worthwhile.

An Effective Voice

  • The IHTA provides an effective voice for the industry, representing members’ interests at policy level and establishing cooperative and consultative links with regulators, including the Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA) and the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI).
  • To build and nurture close relationships with other relevant partners/institutions in and outside Ireland e.g. DoHC, FSAI, IMB, IAHS, IPU, the European Commission, the European Parliament, HFMA, EHPM, IADSA, ECHAMP, ECH, ESCOP, etc
  • To be regularly consulted in draft decisions made by, for example, the DoHC, the FSAI, and the IMB, which relate to matters affecting our sector and sub-sectors.
  • To provide our members with information, advice and other ‘value added’ services.


There has never been a more important time to protect and promote your interests, and those of the industry.

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