Import/Export Certificates

Dairy Shipments to Taiwan

The Taiwan Food and Drug Administration (TFDA) has agreed to accept dairy export certificates issued by the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS). Dairy products exported to Taiwan classified under seven specific HS codes and their subheadings shall be accompanied with the official certificates. The HS codes are as follows:


USDA Seeks Comments on Proposed Amendments to Regulations for Meat, Poultry, Rabbit and Shell Egg Grading

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is seeking comments on proposed amendments to regulations covering voluntary grading and certification for meats, prepared meats, meat products, shell eggs, poultry products and rabbit products. The comment period will be open for 60 days.

USDA Launches MARS, Delivering Market Data to Agricultural Producers Around the Globe Faster and Easier

Release No.: 019-18

WASHINGTON, Jan. 31, 2018 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) today announced the launch of a new electronic data platform to deliver market price information to the commodities industry. The new web-based platform, Market Analysis and Reporting Services (MARS), uses state-of-the-art technology to present detailed data sets in a more customer-focused way to better support competitive markets for producers and help stabilize food prices for American families.

USDA Market News data is moving to the new platform: Market Analysis & Reporting Services or MARS

Please join us as we explore the many new tools MARS has to offer to meet your data needs.  USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) will host a webinar to show you some of the great features and tools provided through MARS.  Data users can create unique reports, data sets, output, and visualizations.  MARS uses state-of-the-art technology to better serve customers by creating one easy-to-use tool for users to explore timely, accurate, and unbiased data.

USDA Announces New Forms to Certify Inspections for Exports

Today the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announces two new Export Form Certificates that will be used to certify exports to Canada and shipments of apples and table grapes to other destinations around the world. The FV-205 Certificate of Inspection for Canadian Destinations and the FV-207 Export Form Certificate were merged to create a new SC-205 Export Form Certificate and a SC-205-1 Export Form Certificate. Applicants may continue to receive the FV-205/205-1 and FV-207/207-1 certificates until the current supply is depleted.

How to Apply for a Dairy Export Certificate

What must I do first to apply for services?

Before applying for a Dairy Export Certificate, all applicants must first set up a billing account with Dairy Grading Services.  Please complete the Request for Applicant Number Form (DA-228).

Submit the completed form to the Dairy Grading Program:

Fax: 630-437-5060

Or by mail:

USDA, AMS, Dairy
2150 Western Court, Suite 100
Lisle, IL  60532

Dairy Export Certificates

Country Specific Requirements

The Dairy Grading Branch offers many services for exporters shipping dairy products to China, European Union, Chile, Colombia and Turkey.  For information on the additional services and country each countries specific export requirements please visit the websites via the link below.