United States Department of Agriculture
United States Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service
HomeAbout FSISNews & EventsFact SheetsCareersFormsHelpContact UsEn Espanol
Search FSIS
Search Tips
A to Z Index
Browse by Audience. The following script allows you to access a dropdown menu, increasing the navigation options across the Web site
Browse by Subject
Food Safety Education
Regulations & Policies
FSIS Recalls
Food Defense & Emergency Response
Codex Alimentarius
Regulations & Policies
Import Information
Equivalence Process
Subscribe Receive Equivalence Process updates by email
Inspectors gathering samples Imported Food Products
Guidance on the enforcement by the USDA, FSIS, regarding imported food products containing a small amount of meat, poultry or processed egg product ingredients.
Overview of the Equivalence Process
Overview of the equivalence process.

Apply for Initial Equivalence
Guidance and specified requirements that will assist individual countries wishing to apply for initial equivalence.

Equivalence Determinations made by FSIS
Access decision memorandums for country equivalence determinations made by FSIS.

Initial Equivalence Status
Check the status of initial equivalence requests.

Equivalence Related Policies
Access collection of FSIS Notices and FSIS Directives related to equivalence.

Contact Information
Countries wishing to become eligible to export meat, poultry or egg products to the United States must make a formal request by letter to:
  U.S. Department of Agriculture
Food Safety and Inspection Service
Office of International Affairs
International Equivalence Staff
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Room 2137, South Building
Washington, DC 20250-3700
Phone: (202) 720-6400
Fax: (202) 720-7378
Email: OIAIDEAS@fsis.usda.gov

Last Modified: Mar 11, 2012



Regulations & Policies
   Regulations, Directives & Notices
   Compliance Assistance
   Federal Inspection Programs
   State Inspection Programs
   International Affairs
    Export Information
    Import Information
    Import & Export Data
    Codex Alimentarius
   Advisory Committee Reports
Media Help
 To view PDF files you must have Adobe Reader installed on your computer.
FSIS Home | USDA.gov | FoodSafety.gov | USA.gov | Whitehouse.gov | Site Map | A-Z | Policies & Links | Significant Guidance
FOIA | Accessibility Statement | Privacy Policy | Non-Discrimination Statement | Civil Rights | No FEAR | Information Quality