Distribution, Imports, and Exports

Acting Under Secretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services tours a factory in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Agricultural Transportation
USDA. Agricultural Marketing Service.
Provides market reports, regulatory information, and economic analysis of agricultural transportation to support agricultural shippers and government policymakers.

Commodity Operations: Transportation Services
USDA. Farm Services Agency.
Gives advice for companies wanting to provide USDA with agricultural transportation services including: motor carrier, railroad, and ocean carrier.

International Marketing
USDA. Agricultural Marketing Service.
Offers services to buyers and sellers of agricultural products in the global marketplace including: commodity and trading standards, product, production process, and equipment certifications, scientific and intellectual property services, and market and shipping information.

Rural and Agricultural Transportation: Data & Information Resources
U.S. Department of Transportation. Research and Innovative Technology Administration. National Transportation Library.
Offers links to websites, reports, statistics, bibliographic citations, and directories on rural and agricultural transportation issues. Organizes materials into these major topic areas: commodities, freight, impacts, infrastructure, passenger issues, public and tribal lands, safety and security.

Importing Goods
U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Collates USDA importing regulations and policies, links to programs to help American agricultural producers compete in the domestic market against imports, and databases of research materials to search for products imported into the United States by name or country of origin.

Exporting Goods
U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Lists relevant regulations and policies on exporting agricultural products, programs to help American agricultural producers compete overseas, and and databases of research materials to search for products exported from the United States by name or country of origin.

Importing Products
USDA. Food Safety and Inspection Service.
Lists materials used to insure that meat, poultry and egg products coming into the United States are safe and properly labeled and packaged.

Exporting Products
USDA. Food Safety and Inspection Service.
Describes the requirements for exporting products to other countries including packaging, labeling and other considerations.

Exporting
USDA. Foreign Agricultural Service.
Provides resources, programs, and services to help U.S. companies build markets for their products outside the United States.

Guidance & Regulation: Imports & Exports
DHHS. U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Provides information on importing food products into the United States (including Prior Notice of Imported Food) and exporting food products from the United States (including export certificates).

Official Harmonized Tariff Schedule
U.S. International Trade Commission.
Provides the applicable rates and statistical categories for all merchandise imported into the United States.