About us

The European Spice Association, ESA, is the umbrella organisation of the European spice industry. Members of ESA are the national federations of the spice industry in the member countries of the European Union, Switzerland, Turkey and the United Kingdom.

Associated membership of ESA is also available to national or international associations or organizations representing exporters/traders at origin and processors, packers/traders or associations from European countries (other than the European Union) that are able to satisfy the membership requirement.

Moreover individual companies within the EU, EFTA and Turkey with a major part of the business activity in the processing, packing and marketing of herbs and spice products at EU level may acquire individual membership.

  • represent the interests of its members vis-à-vis the competent bodies and departments of the European Union, as well as international institutions and organisations;
  • promote the interests of members in respect of the products concerned and to protect the image of the products and the sector;
  • study subjects of common interest to the members in the scientific, legislative, technological and economic fields.

ESA Structure

The Association is composed by the following bodies:
  • General Assembly
  • Board of Directors
  • Technical Committee and other Committees
  • Secretariat