Import and Export
IMPORTING into the United States
Learn about Importing Food and Agricultural Products into the United States (Factsheet)
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- Animal and Animal Product Import Information
APHIS serves to facilitate safe international trade, monitor the health of animals presented at the border, and regulate the import and export of animals, animal products, and biologicals.
- Plant Import Information
APHIS serves to facilitate safe trade, monitor the movement of risk material, protect against the introduction of pests, regulate the import and export of plants, and help exporters meet the entry requirements of other countries.
- PPQ Electronic Manuals
This web site contains Plant Protection and Quarantine (PPQ) manuals in electronic format. The Manuals are categorized into three areas: Domestic Programs, Port Programs, and Emergency Programs.
EXPORTING from the United States
Biotechnology Import and Export Information
APHIS' Biotechnology Regulatory Services (BRS) requires a permit or notification for the import of certain genetically engineered organisms.
The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) plays a vital role in ensuring the free flow of agricultural trade (learn more).
Sanitary and Phytosanitary Management (Trade Facilitation)
APHIS takes part in negotiations with foreign regulatory officials to address sanitary (animal health) and phytosanitary (plant health) issues
which may restrict, limit, or impede U.S. agricultural exports.
Phytosanitary Issues Management
The Phytosanitary Issues Management (PIM) unit facilitates and negotiates, through the use of scientifically based processes, the safe export and import of agricultural commodities.
APHIS Regulated Garbage Website
APHIS collaborates with officials in U.S. Customs and Border Protection and Plant Protection and Quarantine personnel to ensure appropriate and consistent handling of regulated garbage at U.S. ports of entry and elsewhere.