How to Apply for an AMS Dairy or Composite Product Export Certificate

What must I do first to apply for services?

Before applying for a Dairy Export Certificate, all applicants must first establish a USDA Level 2 e-authentication account.  Using your Level 2 e-authentication account you can access the ATLAS system and request an ATLAS user account.  If you or your company do not have an existing AMS billing account, you can request one during the ATLAS new user request process.  Please see additional information on the Atlas user page.

For account help, please contact the Dairy Grading Program:

Email:  DairyNFO@usda.gov
Fax: 630-437-5060
Phone: 630-437-5073

Or by mail:

USDA/AMS/Dairy Grading Branch
650 E Diehl Rd Suite 100
Naperville, IL 60563

I have my Dairy Grading Services billing account set up, what do I do now?

For shipments to the European Union, China, Chile, Colombia, or Turkey please see country specific requirement

For dairy shipments to other countries – not the European Union, China, Chile, Colombia or Turkey

To apply for a Dairy Export Certificate, you must complete the appropriate worksheet, according to instructions, and e-mail the worksheet in Word format to DairySanitaryCerts@usda.gov.  Worksheets and instructions are available on the Dairy Sanitary Certificates Page

What are the service fees?

Listing of Service Fees
Service Fee
Original Certificate  $85.00
Amendment to Original Certificate $85.00
Certified Certificate Copy $41.00
Scanned .pdf Certificate (sent via e-mail) $4.00
Fax copy of Certificate (not certified) $4.00
Typing fee for Faxed requests $85.00