Lacey Act

APHIS Updates Lacey Act Plant Declaration Form

APHIS Updates Lacey Act Plant Declaration Form   Information derived from USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Bulletin on May 9, 2019   USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) revised the Plant and Plant Product Declaration Form (PPQ Form 505). The updated form […]

APHIS Proposing Lacey Act Exemption

Announcement Derived from USDA Bulletin on July 6, 2018 Washington, D.C., July 6, 2018 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is proposing an exception to the Lacey Act import declaration requirements for products containing a minimal, or “de minimis”, […]

USDA growing Agricultural Trade in Vietnam

USDA Opens New Office in Vietnam to Help Facilitate Increasing Agricultural Trade Release & Contact Info Press Release Release No. 0040.18 Visit Press Release Contact: USDA Press Email: press@oc.usda.gov WASHINGTON, Feb. 22, 2018 — The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service […]

One of the things USDA does for our country

Plant Protection & Quarantine (PPQ) The United States Department of Agriculture doesn’t just set regulations to set them. The organization is meant to protect our environment, help U.S. agriculture thrive, and keep our people safe from foreign plants & their effects on our local environment. […]

All Beef from Brazil is Re-Inspected

All Beef from Brazil is Re-Inspected The Brazilian Beef Scandal is Under Control According to Chris Gillis of American Shipper, “The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) said it will step up pathogen testing on all shipments of raw beef and […]

USDA Accepting Applications for Facility Guarantee Program

USDA Accepting Applications for Facility Guarantee Program September 21, 2016 | Except from: United States Department of Agriculture The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is accepting applications for projects funded under the Facility Guarantee Program (FGP). Deputy Under Secretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services […]

USDA Reiterates Antitrust Law Applicability to Marketing Order Activities

USDA Reiterates Antitrust Law Applicability to Marketing Order Activities Excerpt from: Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade | July 30 2015 The Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service has issued a final rule that, effective July 31, amends the general regulations for federal fruit, vegetable and specialty […]

USDA Reauthorizes Netherlands to Export Pasteurized Egg Products to U.S.

USDA Reauthorizes Netherlands to Export Pasteurized Egg Products to U.S. Excerpt from: Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report | June 08 2015 The Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced June 1 that The Netherlands has been reinstated to export pasteurized egg products […]

USDA initiates new fees for export credit program

FAS has initiated a new fee structure to be charged for coverage under the CCC’s Export Credit Guarantee Program. Excerpt from American Shipper  |  By Chris Gillis  | October 31, 2014  The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service has initiated a new fee structure […]

2015 Exports to Fall, Imports to Rise

U.S. Agricultural Exports to Fall, Imports to Hit Record High in FY 2015, USDA Says Excerpt from Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report | September 03, 2014 The Department of Agriculture announced Aug. 28 that U.S. agricultural exports are expected to fall 5.2 percent in fiscal year […]