Import/Export Certificates

Application of Tolerances for Import Requirements & Marketing Order Regulations

This document clarifies SCI Division Policy on standards and regulations (e.g., Import Regulations and Marketing Orders Requirements) which establish lot tolerances for special requirements, size and or defects but do not specify exceptions or additional tolerances for individual packages.

Application Tolerances Import Requirements Marketing Order Requirements (pdf) 

Positive Lot Identification (PLI) Manual & Worksheets

Positive Lot Identification (PLI) is the application of identifying marks to product that has been inspected by AMS Specialty Crop Inspection Division personnel or Federal-State licensees. This manual outlines the policies and procedures apply to the inspection of fresh fruits, vegetable, nuts and other products but may also be used in the inspection of processed products.

SC-371 PLI Stamp-Die Accountability Sheet (pdf)

BIQMS Review Porcedures Guide

The Inspecition Branch Internal Quality Management System guide is specifically developed and designed by the Specialty Crops Inspection Division, Inspection Branch to assist Federal Program Managers and Officers in Charge to perform Branch Internal Quality Management System (BIQMS) Reviews.

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