Commercial Grain Trade – Under what situations would the U.S. issue a PPQ form 577 (U.S. Export Phytosanitary Certificate)?

Under what situations would the U.S. issue a PPQ form 577 (U.S. Export Phytosanitary Certificate)?

If grain enters the U.S. with no original Canadian phytosanitary certificates, the U.S. can provide an original export phytosanitary certificate.  The grain would need to be inspected by APHIS.  It would have to be in conformity with the importing country’s requirements for Canadian grain.  And, the origin of the grain would have to be shown as either Canadian, or Canadian and U.S. if the grains have become intermingled.  In cases where an importing country’s requirements include commodities being grown in pest-free areas, or other requirements that cannot be confirmed by physical inspection, APHIS would not issue a 577 U.S. Export Phytosanitary Certificate.  

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