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International Marketing Overview  
USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service offers an array of valuable services that give buyers and sellers of agricultural products a competitive advantage in the global marketplace.

AMS International Marketing Services Include:  
  • Commodity and Trading Standards: AMS develops and maintains a host of voluntary quality and product description standards for use in commercial transactions - including standards for agricultural commodities as well as processed agricultural products.
  • Product, Production Process, and Equipment Certifications: AMS offers a variety of fee-based, voluntary product certification, including domestic and export certification, and production/processing verification services that provide independent, third-party assurance that contractual agreements, foreign government requirements, and other requirements are met
  • Scientific and Intellectual Property Services: AMS works to improve the quality, wholesomeness, and marketing of agricultural commodities by providing scientific testing support and intellectual property protection to the agricultural community
  • Market and Shipping Information: AMS publishes timely, unbiased price and shipping rate information so that producers and marketers of agricultural products can make more informed marketing decisions. These reports, covering both domestic and international markets, are made available via the Internet, in print, by telephone recordings, and through the news media.

Additional Information
  Commodity and Trading Standards  
  Product, Production Process and Equipment Certification  
  Scientific and Intellectual Property Services  
  Market and Shipping Information  
  United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UN/ECE)  
  Codex Allimentarius  
  International Organization for Standardization  
  Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)  
  International Seed Testing Association  
Government Agencies
  USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service International Services  
  USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service  
  USDA's Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration International Services  
  United States Customs Service  
  Last Modified Date: 01/17/2013