What’s in a Name?! We’re excited to share we’ve officially updated our name!
Organizational Updates: Kratom Trade Association, Previously the UKA
What’s in a Name?! We’re excited to share we’ve officially updated our
name from the United Kratom Association to the Kratom Trade Association (KTA). This better reflects our efforts as the one and only trade group for Kratom Vendors. While currently operating as a non-profit at the state level, KTA is in the process of seeking 501c(6) non-profit status from the IRS.* This will make us tax exempt (but not tax deductible due to our lobbying efforts).
KTA allows businesses and individuals in the Kratom industry to be a part of a coordinated effort to keep the product safe and legal and to improve the image and functionality of an industry (and product) under heavy, negative scrutiny right now. We plan to provide representation for members in any negotiations with regulatory agencies, and to be a hub, offering numerous services (included but not limited to lobbying, public relations, legal assistance, etc.) catered specifically to the business side of Kratom.
Our Vision? To protect KTA member importers, wholesalers, distributors and retailers from negative legislative and regulatory actions, to support members by helping grow their businesses through combined education and training programs, to improve our industry’s image and level of professionalism, to fund critical research needs, etc.