EU Dairy Export Certification Programs

The Dairy Grading Branch offers many services for exporters shipping dairy products to the European Union. In order to obtain an EU Health Certificate, the manufacturers must have their final production, blending, and/or packing facility listed on the FDA Dairy Plant Reference List (pdf) of EU-approved facilities.

Please note: The United Kingdom officially left the European Union on January 31, 2020

In regards to dairy trade and certification requirements, the UK is continuing to operate under a transition period. AMS has confirmation from the UK that current EU certificates dated up to and including June 30, 2021 will be accepted. USDA has been assured that consignments arriving after June 30 will still be permitted entry as long as they are accompanied by an export certificate dated June 30, 2021 or before.

We continue to monitor the situation regarding the transition and will provide further guidance as soon as possible.

Electronic Trade Document Exchange (eTDE) System Information

European Union Dairy Plant Lists

Only firms listed on the approved plant list are eligible to receive the USDA EU Dairy Export Health Certificate.

Additional Resources

European Union Health Certificate Fax Request Forms (additional charges) [DOCX]