APHIS Trade Twitter Feed
June 4, 2018 USDA #APHIS expands market for U.S. pet food to Korea, market valued at $3M in 2017 #WorldTradeMonth
February 23, 2018 USDA APHIS prevents market closure for animal by-products entering Greece, retains market valued at $10M/yr
December 29, 2017 USDA APHIS opens market for mink furs to Russia, new market valued at $5M/yr
December 26, 2017 USDA APHIS opens market for treated technical blood products to Serbia, new market valued at $5M/yr
December 22, 2017 USDA APHIS expands market for pet food to the EU, this could increase the market value by $5M
December 21, 2017 USDA APHIS reopoens market for potatoes from the Pacific Northwest to Korea, total U.S. potato exports to Korea could reach $10M/yr
November 29, 2017 USDA APHIS reopens market for U.S. live horses to China, market valued at $2M in 2015
November 27, 2017 USDA APHIS reopens market for U.S. wheat to Myanmar, market valued at $6M in 2016
October 10, 2017 USDA APHIS opens market for U.S. breeding cattle to Qatar, new market valued $300K - $500K/year
September 29, 2017 APHIS reaches agreement w/Australia to allow revised certificates for dairy exports, builds on $103M/yr market
August 28, 2017 USDA APHIS retains market for animal byproducts to Poland, protecting market valued at $10 million per year
August 25, 2017 USDA APHIS reopens German market for pet food, protecting market valued at $20 million per year
August 24, 2017 USDA APHIS works with UK to facilitate animal by-product exports, protecting market valued at $50 million per year
August 10, 2017 USDA APHIS retains market for U.S. pork products to Uzbekistan, protecting market valued at $10 million per year.
August 7, 2017 USDA APHIS retains market for animal byproducts to UK and EU, protecting market valued at $25 million per year
August 3, 2017 USDA APHIS opens new market for U.S. bovine embryos to Australia, shows technical support for niche U.S. commodities
July 28, 2017 USDA APHIS opens new market for live horse exports to Azerbaijan, a new market valued at $5 million per year
July 26, 2017 USDA APHIS opens market for 17 U.S. live animals and animal by-product exports to Kyrgyzstan in an agreement valued at $50 million per year
June 30, 2017 APHIS ensures U.S. bovine semen and embryos now can access Uruguay’s market with updated import certificate in place. Market. value is $1 million per year
June 22, 2016 APHIS US retains market for exports of hides and bone chips thru EU. Market value is $25 million annually.
June 20, 2016 APHIS US opens market for exports of hay and straw to Denmark. Market value estimated at $5 million annually.
June 6, 2016 APHIS assists in opening Israeli market to US bovine blood products. Market estimated at $500k annually and growing.
June 1, 2016 Kenya opens to US blueberry plants which could result in one million plant exports over the next 5 years.
April 1, 2016 APHIS opens market for treated hides and skins of ungulates to Serbia. Market value at $5 million per year.
February 23, 2016 APHIS expands exports of pet food to Bosnia and Herzegovina. Market value estimated at $5 million per year
January 25, 2016 US & South Africa reach final export agreement for U.S. pork, beef, poultry. Exports estimated at $75 million annually.
January 7, 2016 APHIS helps to expand beef exports to Colombia, increasing export value to $15-20 million per year.
January 6, 2016 APHIS opens market to export treated hides and skins to Bosnia, Herzegovina. Market. estimated at $5 million per year
November 27, 2015 APHIS opens Costa Rica to US bovine meat & bone meal exports for 1st time. New market estimated at $1 million per year.
November 25, 2015 APHIS retains EU market for collagen and gelatin. Market valued at $25 million per year.
November 24, 2015 APHIS reopens market for largest CA county to send citrus to China. Market valued at $25 million per year.
November 16, 2015 APHIS facilitates export to Mexico of US inedible bovine offal intended for pet foods. Market valued at an estimated 5 million per year.
November 10, 2015 APHIS reaches agreement with Ukraine to expand market access for US beef exports. Market expansion is an estimated $1-2 million per year.
October 26, 2015 APHIS expands exports of various animal products, such as fishing bait and game trophies, to Romania. Market valued at $10 million per year
October 23, 2015 APHIS expands exports of various animal products to Bulgaria and Slovenia. Market valued at $10 million/year for both
October 19, 2015 India waives fumigation upon arrival for US chickpeas. Waiver already granted to US peas and pulses, a market valued at $85 million in FY14
August 10, 2015 APHIS works with Peru to finalize conditions for US cattle exports to Peru, worth a projected $10 million for its first year.
July 30, 2015 Requirements for Oregon blueberries to Korea modified to facilitate exports. US blueberries to Korea worth an estimated $2.5 million in FY14
July 29, 2015 APHIS gains market access for bovine embryos to Korea, worth an estimated $1 million per year by U.S. exporters
May 18, 2015 APHIS facilitates China’s exemption for rendered poultry and feather meal from avian influenza restrictions. Worth estimated at $98 million per year
May 14, 2015 Protocol exempting some powdered poultry meat products from avian influenza restrictions negotiated with Japan is worth $2 million per year
April 24, 2015 Chile recognizes US negligible risk status for BSE, facilitating efforts related to market access
April 17, 2015 Mexico reopens market for US slaughter cattle, worth an estimated $15 million per year
April 17, 2015 APHIS achieved market access for US Pork to Peru, worth $5 million per year.
March 31, 2015 Philippines recognizes US as negligible risk for BSE, lifts last restrictions on market access for US beef. FY14 market value at $52.7 million
March 13, 2015 USDA reopens Vietnamese market to beef and beef products from U.S. cattle over 30 months old. Market value $5 million per year
February 11, 2015 APHIS negotiates with EU, opens European market for US products used to make cosmetics effective 2/23/15. Market value is 10 million per year
February 4, 2015 APHIS, FAS and Pakistan reach agreement that will allow US cattle to be exported to Pakistan, an emerging market for US cattle
February 3, 2015 APHIS reaches agreement with Netherlands to open their market for US pollen used in research. Market value is $1 million per year
January 20, 2015 APHIS opens Australian market to California Japanese plums for 2015 shipping season. U.S. stonefruit market to Australia now $12 million
January 16, 2015 APHIS reopens the Ecuador market for US cattle. Market valued at $111 million over the next three years
December 18, 2014 APHIS regains market access to Japan for NJ-origin poultry and poultry products. Such US-wide exports totaled $114.2 million in 2013.
December 17, 2014 APHIS negotiates new market access for US bovine embryos to Turkey. Market value equals 50K per year
November 28, 2014 New Zealand removes all BSE related restrictions on US products. Industry estimates $200,000 increase in annual exports
November 26, 2014 APHIS expands market access for table grapes to Australia. Such US exports totaled $54 million in FY 2014.
November 10, 2014 APHIS finalizes export requirements to Japan for a chicken liver ingredient in petfood. US industry estimates a market value of $1 million per year
November 7, 2014 APHIS facilitates animal product exports to Greece, worth $5 million per year
November 5, 2014 APHIS expands exports for animal products to Lithuania, worth an estimated $10 million per year
November 4, 2014 APHIS opens market for live aquatic animals for aquaculture to Ukraine, worth a prospective $200,000 per year
October 29, 2014 APHIS narrows avian influenza restrictions on US exports to Japan - US poultry exports to Japan totaled $132.8 million in 2013
October 21, 2014 APHIS narrows avian influenza restrictions on California exports to Japan – CA poultry and egg exports totaled $5.6 million in 2013
September 4, 2014 APHIS facilitates the first shipment of US chilled pork to Colombia – U.S. industry projects increased exports of $50 million/year
September 2, 2014 Turkey extends certificate for milk and milk product exports for human consumption until 2015. Such US exports worth $29 million in 2013
August 28, 2014 APHIS facilitates US petfood exports to the EU made with animal proteins from France – worth $5 million per yr
August 25, 2014 APHIS regains Delaware poultry and poultry product market access to Japan – such US exports to Japan totaled $133 million in 2013
August 20, 2014 APHIS facilitates US blood products exports to France – worth an estimated $5 million per year
August 18, 2014 APHIS facilitates US animal byproduct exports to French Territories, worth an estimated $1 million per year
August 12, 2014 Hong Kong grants full market access for US beef – beef products to Hong Kong were worth $823 million in 2013
August 8, 2014 APHIS regains market access to Japan for NJ poultry and poultry products. Such exports US wide are worth $133million per year
July 25, 2014 South Africa now recognizes the US as negligible risk for BSE
July 18, 2014 APHIS reauthorizes NJ poultry and poultry product exports to Taiwan. Such exports US wide are worth $173 million per year
July 10, 2014 Uruguay removes BSE restrictions and grants access for US beef and beef products
April 8, 2014 APHIS expands export market of certain types of gelatin to the EU, worth an estimated $5 - 10 million/yr
April 2, 2014 APHIS regains market access for Pennsylvania poultry/poultry products to Japan; such US exports to Japan totaled $132.8 in CY13
March 20, 2014 APHIS and USDAForeignAg retain market for exports of certain animal by-products to Spain – worth an estimated $10 million/yr
Mar 6, 2014 APHIS and the UK agree on a health certificate, retaining market access for certain animal by-products, worth $25 million/yr
Feb 26, 2014 APHIS and @USDAForeignAg help a shipment of apples valued at $1.2 million into Israel
Feb 18, 2013 APHIS and Denmark agree on a health certificate, retaining US market access for certain animal by-products, worth $10 million/yr
Feb 3, 2014 APHIS facilitates exports of collagen and gelatin to the EU – a trade value of $10 mil/yr
Jan 10, 2014 Dominican Republic removes BSE disease restrictions - grants access for US beef
Jan 2, 2014 APHIS helps @USDAFoodSafety retain market access for US beef exports to the EU, worth an estimated $223 million in 2012
Dec 27, 2013 APHIS and @USDAForeignAg expand exports of animal byproducts for educational purposes to the UK
Dec 23, 2013 APHIS opened Ukrainian markets to US breeding cattle and breeding swine, worth an estimated value of $35 mil/yr
Dec 19, 2013 Now, even more partially-treated game trophies are going to the EU -- worth $5 million/yr
Dec 16, 2013 APHIS restored access for live poultry from Scott County, AK to Singapore; such exports to Singapore totaled over $57 mil in 2012
Dec 11, 2013 APHIS regained market access for poultry commodities exported to Kazakhstan from Arkansas, worth an estimated $10-15 mil/yr
Dec 2, 2013 APHIS restored access for live poultry from Scott County, AK to Hong Kong; poultry exports to Hong Kong worth over $470 million in 2012
Nov 21, 2013 APHIS negotiations with Thailand yield acceptance of US live cattle health certificates; 1st US live cattle shipments in Thailand in November
Nov 19, 2013 APHIS expanded exports of processed pet foods to the European Union, worth an estimated $5-10 million/yr
Nov 15, 2013 APHIS regained access for New York and Arkansas poultry/poultry product exports to Japan. Such exports over $116 mil in 2012
Nov 12, 2013 APHIS and Canada agree on an expansion of US animal byproduct use in Canadian exports to Russia worth an estimated $5million/yr
Nov 7, 2013 Did you know US beef and beef product exports totaled approximately $5.5 billion in 2012?
Nov 5, 2013 APHIS restored access for poultry and its products from AK and NY to Taiwan; such exports to Taiwan amounted to over $187 million in 2012
Sep 27, 2013 This month, APHIS restored poultry meat exports from Arkansas to Russia, an estimated trade value of $20m/yr
Sep 25, 2013 APHIS retains export market for various animal by-products to the EU, an est yearly value of $500mil
Sep 23, 2013 Kuwait lifts BSE-related ban on beef from Oklahoma through work of #APHIS and US Embassy in Kuwait
Sep 18, 2013 APHIS retains Market for various animal by-products to the EU, an export value of $500 mil in 2012
Sep 12, 2013 APHIS retains export market for animal by-products to Poland, a yearly estimated value of $3-5mil
Sep 9, 2013 APHIS facilitate exports of animal products (ex. game trophies) to Denmark, an estimated trade value of $7m/yr!
Sep 2, 2013 APHIS facilitates access for US exporters to participate in Anuga food fair in Germany
Aug 30, 2013 APHIS and @USDAForeignAg facilitate exports of animal products (ex. fish baits) to Austria, an estimated trade value of $3million/yr
Aug 27, 2013 APHIS expands exports of untreated animal blood products to the EU via a newly negotiated certificate. Market value estimated at $5-10 mil/yr
Aug 19, 2013 APHIS expands exports of blood products from equidae animals to the EU via a newly negotiated certificate. Market value est. at $3-5 mil/yr
Aug 13, 2013 APHIS secures access to India for California walnuts. Export of walnuts to India est. as a potential $500k mkt
Aug 9, 2013 APHIS and @USDAForeignAg clarify certificate and retain ability to export certain pet treats to Spain. Est mkt val is $203 mil/yr
Aug 7, 2013 APHIS expands Cali table grape market to include Western Australia. Table grape exports 2012 val $54.2 mil
July 29, 2013 APHIS proposed revision to health certificate for U.S. poultry meal for animal feeding accepted by Chile. Market value in 2012 $9.7 mil
July 25, 2013 APHIS regains access lost in 2008 for poultry and poultry products from Arkansas to China. Estimated market value is $57mil/yr
July 22, 2013 APHIS negotiates workplan agreement to facilitate U.S. apple exports to Taiwan. U.S. apples to Taiwan worth $85 mil in 2012
July 12, 2013 APHIS works with USTR, FAS and FSIS to have ban of meat and bone meal exports to Indonesia lifted. Market val. est. $100 mil/year
July 10, 2013 Market for U.S. pet food exports to Russia expanded by APHIS upon new OIE BSE classification for USA Mkt value is $3-5 mil/year
July 9, 2013 APHIS regains market access for poultry and poultry products from PA to Japan. Japan's poultry and products mkt val = $116 mil in 2012
July 1, 2013 This summer U.S. potatoes begin export to Philippines due to APHIS efforts. New mkt. valued at $3 mil
June 28, 2013 APHIS works with @USDAForeignAg to retain market access to UK ports for hides used to produce collagen. Mkt value 3-5 mil/year
June 24, 2013 APHIS, and USDA @FSIS, facilitated agreement to allow Japan to receive Canadian poultry processed in the US Mkt value est $250,000/yr
June 20, 2013 APHIS expands markets for live animal and semen exports. Hits record $1 bil in 2012
June 17, 2013 APHIS expands market access for bovine products to Mexico. Mkt value $6 mil/yr
June 13, 2013 APHIS expands export market for partially treated game trophies to the EU through a new export certificate. Mkt val. est $10 mil/yr
June 12, 2013 APHIS reports that US efforts have helped exports of US fresh #citrus top $1bil during cal yr 2012. Up from $814 mil in cal yr 2008
June 10, 2013APHIS expands market for exports of diagnostic and research samples to the EU. Mrkt value est $5 mil/yr.
June 4, 2013 APHIS obtains market access for live, non-chicken poultry and hatching eggs to China. Mkt value est $1 mil initial yr.
April 8, 2013 APHIS opens new market for porcine pancreatin to Mexico. Market valued at $800k per yr
April 4, 2013 USDA Opens Export Markets for Day-Old Chicks, Hatching Eggs, Dairy Cattle and Pears
Mar 28, 2013 APHIS facilitates new access for ruminant meat and bone meal to Malaysia, initial shipments valued at $145,000
Mar 26, 2013 APHIS authorizes imports of litchi, longan and rambutan from the Philippines into the continental US
Mar 25, 2013 APHIS successes in opening new international markets for US cattle and bovine semen drive exports to record $403 mil in 2012
Mar 22, 2013 APHIS authorizes imports of bananas into the continental US from the Philippines with restrictions.
Mar 21, 2013 APHIS retains market for US ruminant blood products to EU for technical purposes. Value est at $5mil per year
Mar 20, 2013 USDA estimates US agriculture exports to reach record $142bil in FY13, up $6.2 bil from FY12
Mar 19, 2013 APHIS supports market access of US poultry meat, other than turkey, to Belarus. Est at $10-15mil per year
Mar 18, 2013 APHIS and partner agencies unite to broaden US beef and beef product exports to Hong Kong, a commodity worth $342mil in CY12
Mar 15, 2013 APHIS opens Kazakh market for US hides, wool and technical gelatin, worth est. $10mil per yr
Mar 14, 2013 APHIS facilitates new access to Japanese market for certain pet food supplements. Dog and Cat food exports to Japan in CY12 worth $294mil
Mar 12, 2013 APHIS reopens market for live pigs to EU, est. value of $5mil
Mar 12, 2013 EU open market for U.S. live pigs enables them to transit through the EU to other countries. Est. value of new markets at $25mil per yr
Feb 20, 2013 APHIS facilitates new market for export of animal-origin dog and cat food to Kazakhstan, est at $5-10 mil
Feb 19, 2013 APHIS facilitates agreement with Japan to expand beef and beef product exports - Industry est total value of '13 exports at $1.5 bil
Feb 15, 2013 APHIS helps retain Japanese market for derivatives of imported ruminant-origin casings
Feb 14, 2013 APHIS facilitates export of certain animal feeds and supplements to Japan, opens market to products previously ineligible
Feb 11, 2013 APHIS and China reach agreement on two-way pear trade, U.S. pear exports expected to total $2-4 mil this year
Feb 05, 2013 APHIS negotiates new health cert for animal feed exports to Mexico!
Feb 01, 2013 APHIS works with other USDA agencies and retains Russian market for porcine casings est at $10-16mil per yr.
Jan 30, 2013 APHIS retains Russian market for rendered fats for tech use-oleochem or biofuels. Est at $3-5mil per yr.
Jan 28, 2013 APHIS facilitates exports of certain pet foods/treats containing powdered egg to Japan.
Jan 28, 2013 APHIS retains Russian market for tech gelatin-other than human or animal consumption-est at 3-5mil per yr!
Jan 23, 2013 APHIS retains Russian market for various livestock products intended for technical use!
Jan 22, 2013 APHIS opens Italian market for salted reptile skins intended for technical use
Jan 18, 2013 APHIS retains EU market for untreated animal hair and wool products!
Jan 16, 2013 APHIS and China reach agreement on reciprocal pear access!
Jan 4, 2013 APHIS expands market to Russia of pet food. This market would have closed without agreement
Dec 31, 2012 APHIS opens new market to Russia for livestock feed and ingredients containing no animal-origin ingredients!
Dec 28, 2012 APHIS opens new market to Croatia for blood products intended for technical purposes!
Dec 18, 2012 APHIS retains market of blood products intended for technical purposes to the EU
Dec 14, 2012 APHIS helps exporters and retains market for processed ingredient for pet food export
Dec 11, 2012 APHIS resolves trade issues to New Zealand of California Table Grapes.
Nov 20, 2012 APHIS secures revised health cert approval from Pakistan for US bovine germplasm.
Nov 16, 2012 APHIS secured 6 mo extension on pilot program shipping logs to China.
Oct 31, 2012 APHIS retains market for export of rodent tissues to Italy. Tissue can move with exporter declaration only.
Oct 30, 2012 For FY 2013, US agricultural exports forecast at record $143.5 billion; due to strong demand, the trade surplus forecast is $26.5B in FY13
Oct 29, 2012 Oregon potatoes now allowed into Panama, thanks to APHIS request; US potato exports to Panama at $500K and climbing
Oct 26, 2012 APHIS facilitates U.S. exports of hatching eggs to Thailand through the end of 2013.
Oct 25, 2012 APHIS assists FSIS in reopening EU Market for certain US meat products (for human consumption)
Oct 25, 2012 AHIS facilitates removal of Korea's two-month-old import ban on chipping potatoes from Idaho, Oregon and Washington
Oct 24, 2012 APHIS secures release of 7 grain shipments valued @ $1.8 million from port of Haiphong, Vietnam. Also working on long-term solution
Oct 12, 2012 Did you know that Japan is the second largest export market for US pet food, with exports totaling $334.2 million in 2011?
Sept 28, 2012 APHIS Opens and Secures Markets Abroad for U.S. Producers
Sept 27, 2012 APHIS and Australia agree to a new certification process to facilitate US horse exports to Australia worth $8M in 2011
Sept 26, 2012 APHIS and Norwegian officials agree on requirements for exporting unprocessed hay/straw to Norway. Estimated market value - $1-2M/yr
Sept 25, 2012 APHIS expands market for US dairy products in the UK - exports of milk/milk derivatives for technical use made easier, impact is $2-5M/yr
Sept 21, 2012 APHIS accredited vets can now supervise quarantines for horse exports to Argentina. >50% of its horse imports are from U.S., valued @ $2M/yr
Sept 20, 2012 APHIS regains Japanese market access for poultry/poultry products from NY, OH & SD. Total export of U.S. poultry to Japan = $151M in 2011
Sept 19, 2012 APHIS facilitates eligibility for all federally inspected US beef to be exported to El Salvador. Mkt valued @ $1.1M in 2011 and should grow
Sept 17, 2012 APHIS negotiates to begin exporting US breeding pigs to Peru. Peru now issuing import permits for the animals. Potential mkt value is $1M/yr
Sept 13, 2012 APHIS and Mexico agreement will move US egg exports to Mexico to help relieve egg shortage. 64M egg dozens valued at $45M/yr to move
Sept 12, 2012 APHIS and Japanese officials agree on export requirements for animal blood products for lab use. Est. impact - $25-$30M/yr in U.S. exports
Sept 7, 2012 Turkey remained an important recipient of US live cattle exports in first half of 2012. They received US cattle worth $49Mil
Sept 6, 2012 US cattle exports to Russia up. APHIS issued certifications for 31,493 head worth $91M in first half of '12. Was $12M first half '11
July 26, 2012 US teaching agriculture officials to deal with pests and diseases.
July 26, 2012 In June APHIS hosted our international partners to take part in a Plant Health Systems Analysis Course [VIDEO]
July 23, 2012 USDA partners with foreign countries to enhance safeguards for American agriculture
July 18, 2012 First shipment of fresh blueberries from Oregon arrive in South Korea
July 10, 2012 APHIS negotiated $1M chipping potato market reopening for export to Costa Rica in June.