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
Email:  DairyNFO@usda.gov

Or by mail:

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

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

  1. Once you’ve received confirmation and establishment of your account number, proceed to step 2.
  2. Go to https://www.eauth.usda.gov/eauth/b/usda/registration?targetUrl=https:%2F%2Fwww.eauth.usda.gov%2Feauth%2Fb%2Fusda%2Flogin and register for an eAuthentication account as a Customer.  Here is where you will request Level 2 access.  You will receive an email informing you of access or denial of Level 2 access.
    1. If you have been denied Level 2 access, please follow the information provided for obtaining Level 2 status.
    2. If you have been granted Level 2 access, continue to www.etde.usda.gov/etde/ and log in using the same credentials you created for eAuthentication. 
  3. Once you have logged in using the same credentials, you will be brought to another screen where you will fill out your entity (business) information.
    1. Fill out the eTDE User Registration Request. 
      1. If you would like to be the Entity Administrator, select “Register New Entity and Become Entity Administrator”
      2. This option assigns you as the administrator for your business account.  You will also be the point of contact for approving new users for your business account.
      3. If you would like to be a User for your business account, select “Entity Information Same as Work Information”.
  4. Review all information and select “Request Registration.”  This will submit your registration request for eTDE.
  5. You will be taken to a new screen that will show your profile information for your reference.
  • If you are a new Entity Administrator, please email DairyExportsQuestions@usda.gov, and provide your first/last name and entity name.  In addition to providing your credentials, please state that you are requesting approval for eTDE access.
  • If you are a new User, you will need to contact your Entity Administrator for access. 
    • Tell your Entity Administrator to go to www.etde.usda.gov and “Manage User Access” and follow prompts to approve the requested user.
  • If you are a new User and you do not know who your Entity Administrator is, please email DairyExportsQuestions@usda.gov, and provide your first/last name and entity name.  In addition to providing your credentials, please state that your Entity Administrator is unknown.
  1. Once you are approved as a user and/or Entity Administrator, please proceed to EDOCS to access EDOCS.  Here is where you will create EU, Colombia and Chile Dairy Health Certificates.

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  $82.00
Amendment to Original Certificate $82.00
Certified Certificate Copy $41.00
Scanned .pdf Certificate (sent via e-mail) $41.00
Fax copy of Certificate (not certified) $4.00
Typing fee for Faxed requests $82.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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