What other information is important for grain deliveries in the U.S.?
Anyone importing into the United States may want to refer to the US Customs and Border
Patrol (CBP) website for general information related to importing into the United States:
http://www.cbp.gov/xp/cgov/trade/basic_trade/ and a pdf guide from CBP can be found at
The US Small Business Administration (SBA) importing website,
http://www.sba.gov/content/importing-goods, and blog page on Importing Goods into the
U.S. – An Introductory Guide for Small Business Owners:
More specific information on importing agricultural products can be found at USDA’s
Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) Website: http://www.fas.usda.gov/importprograms.asp.
FAS is the U.S. Enquiry Point as required under the World Trade Organization (WTO)
Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) measures for all WTO
member inquiries related to SPS regulations. It is also responsible for the Food and
Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) report that aims to consolidate
foreign import procedures for food and agricultural products. FAS provides technical
information on allowable pesticide residues, food labeling and standards, sanitary and
phytosanitary requirements, acceptable food additives, and certification and testing
requirements of countries importing U.S. agricultural and food products.
On the FAS website you will find the very important link to the USDA Animal Plant Health
Inspection Agency (APHIS) regarding phyto-sanitary measures:
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
International Phytosanitary Standards