SPS: Sanitary and Phytosanitary Issues
|Title||UNITED STATES - Rules for import of dairy products into USA|
|Creation Date||20 Feb 2008|
|Last update/check||11 Jan 2013|
|Sector||Agriculture and Fisheries|
|SPS measure||Non-transparent legislation|
|Country||United States of America|
|Description of the measure||
Grade A milk products (pasteurised products) must come from establishments on a list of Inter State Milk Shipments (IMS). To be imported into the USA, three options are available:
Option 1 - the exporting establishment must enter into a contract with a State, which must treat the exporting establishment as though it falls under its jurisdiction, and meet relevant US rules.
Option 2 - the exporting country must adopt and apply US rules.
Option 3 - the exporting countries rules must be recognised as equivalent to those of USA.
|Barrier Status||Monitoring solution|
The issue has been repeatedly brought to the attention of the USA-Food and Drug Administration (FDA), by the European Commission, but to date only 2 European companies (from Greece and Spain) have been approved under "option 1" to export to the USA.