Yamoa™ Funtumia elastica, along with thousands of other natural products, has been effectively banned by the full implementation of the European Union's Traditional Herbal Medicinal Products Directive (THMPD) which came into full force in April 2011.
Under this directive, no herbal medicines will be allowed to be sold in the EU unless they have a License or if they have a proven extensive history of use in EU countries prior to 1997. Licensing is exceptionally expensive, costing a minimum of £500,000 as the same rules will apply as to synthetic pharmaceutical drugs. Unfortunately, this kind of License it out of reach for many small companies such as NHC Ltd, Jerry Yamoa's small family business.
As a direct result of this directive, we regret that we are no longer able to fulfil orders placed by EU residents for Funtumia elastica from either this site or yamoapowder.com.
For more information on THMPD, and to actively help challenge this descriminatory and unjustified law, please visit The Alliance for Natural Health's website.
Click here to read the ANH THMPD Briefing Paper.