The U.S. issuing agencies are identified by their acronyms. Following is a list of these agencies and a link to the relevant pages on their websites.
Whenever the EU publishes model veterinary certificates for use by eligible third country suppliers, U.S. regulatory agencies will cross-out any statement that refers to health situations that are not relevant to the United States. Certificates for plants and plant products are issued by APHIS inspectors, who attest to the specific requirements of EU legislation with the necessary declarations in the space provided on the phytosanitary certificate.
AMS: Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA
The EU has a strict requirement that all EU health certificates be issued prior to a shipment’s departure date. Be sure to request EU certificates to allow time for processing/issuance prior to the departure date.
APHIS: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA
FDA: Food and Drug Administration
FSIS: Food Safety and Inspection Service, USDA
NOAA: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
For further information, additional information on exporting seafood to the EU, please contact email@example.com
FGIS: Federal Grain Inspection Service; Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration, USDA
FGIS personnel participate in a variety of international assistance programs at the request of U.S. exporters, international importers and end users of U.S. grains and oilseeds, as well as other USDA agencies, USDA Cooperator organizations, and other governments.