US Government Contacts

Please find the contact and websites of useful federal agencies based in the USA to source and contact for further information.

FSIS

FSIS insures that meat, poultry, and egg products imported to the United States are produced under standards equivalent to U.S. inspection standards, and facilitates the certification of exported goods.

FSIS Website: www.fsis.usda.gov

  • Exporting Products: Learn what requirements are necessary for exporting your products to other countries including packaging, labeling and other special conditions.
  • Importing Products: Information pertaining to the import of meat, poultry and processed egg products to the U.S.
  • Import and Export Data
  • U.S. Codex / Codex Alimentarius: The Codex Alimentarius operates within the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization and the World Health Organization to establish international food standards that protect the health of consumers and ensure fair practices in trade.

Animal Plant & Health Inspection Service
Ask the Expert System

APHIS Website: www.aphis.usda.gov

Search the USDA knowledge base system to find answers to many of your questions, including contact information.

  • Ask the Expert

Program and Office Contacts

APHIS Website: www.aphis.usda.gov

Search the USDA knowledge base system to find answers to many of your questions, including contact information.

  • Ask the Expert

Pet Travel

If you have any questions or concerns about exporting animals from the U.S. to another country, you should contact the Veterinary Services Area Office in the State from which your pet will be transported.

  • Check International Regulations
  • Frequently Asked Questions about Pet Travel and Exporting Live Animals
  • Importing your pets (bring your pet from another country into the U.S.)

Permits (ePermits), Notifications, Petitions

For questions and assistance regarding permit application status, whether or not you need a permit, and regulations and policies concerning allowable imports please contact the appropriate office listed below:

  • Plants and Plants Products:
    Telephone Number: 301-851-2046 or Toll free: 1-877-770-5990
    Email: Permits@aphis.usda.gov
  • Pest Permits and Noxious Weeds:
    Telephone Number: 301-851-2046 or Toll free: 866-524-5421
    Email: Pest.Permits@aphis.usda.gov
  • Genetically Engineered Organisms that may pose a Plant Pest Risk:
    Telephone Number: 301-851-3877
    Email: biotechquery@aphis.usda.gov
  • ePermits Technical Support

National Center for Import and Export (NCIE)

Veterinary Services: National Center for Import and Export (NCIE) Call Center: 301-851-3300
The NCIE call center provides centralized support for all your animal health import and export inquiries.

Animals Products:
Fax Number: 301-734-8226
Email: AskNCIE.Products@aphis.usda.gov

Live Animals:
Email: VS-Live.Animals_Import.Permits@aphis.usda.gov

Select Agents, Organisms and Vectors:
Email: ASAP@aphis.usda.gov

Organisms and Vectors:
Email: OV@aphis.usda.gov

Importing (bring into the U.S. from another country)

Exporting (take out the U.S. to another country)

Veterinary Accreditation

Please visit the Vet Accreditation Website at
http://www.aphis.usda.gov/animal_health/vet_accreditation

For technical assistance, including problems printing your certificate, please send an email to nvap@aphis.usda.gov.

News and Media Contacts

Stakeholders

Hallie Zimmers
Stakeholder Liaison, APHIS
Legislative and Public Affairs
Phone: (202) 799-7029

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