Viewing all Articles by Sandra BensonAs part of USDEC’s market access team, I keep ahead of changes in foreign dairy regulations to make sure U.S. suppliers don’t run into any surprises at the border. I provide guidance to members on all elements of the USDEC Export Guide, including tariffs, classification, import requirements, compositional standards and labeling requirements. I am also the USDEC liaison on the electronic documentation initiative (eTDE/eDocs).
Discussions concerning the paperwork involved with U.S. dairy exports can be about as interesting as watching cheddar age. U.S. dairy suppliers selling to foreign buyers want the required forms filled and processed as quickly, as accurately and with as little hassle as possible and don’t want to think about it. And that is exactly why the latest developments from USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) are so exciting.