Commercial Grain Trade – When can Canadian grain move through the U.S. without any need for U.S. APHIS involvement for issuing a phytosanitary certificate?

When can Canadian grain move through the U.S. without any need for U.S. APHIS involvement for issuing a phytosanitary certificate?

There are several possible specific situations where this might occur.  If the Canadian grain enters the U.S. under bond (no possible entry into commerce and intermingling of grain with U.S.); or if the grain has been identity preserved in transit in containers without being subject to processing or infestation risk, U.S. phytosanitary certificates should not be needed, and the need for any phytosanitary certificate should be satisfied by the Canadian phytosanitary certificate originally issued.  A second situation where no phyto certificate would be necessary is if the importing country does not require phytosanitary certification.

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