United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Importing Food and Agricultural Products
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), also known as the Agriculture Department, is responsible for developing and executing federal laws related to farming, forestry, and food. The USDA promotes agricultural trade and production, food safety, and protects natural resources.
The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) plays a vital role in ensuring the free flow of agricultural trade by keeping U.S. agricultural industries free from pests and diseases and certifying that the millions of U.S. agricultural and food products shipped to markets abroad meet the importing countries' entry requirements. APHIS makes sure that all imported agricultural products shipped to the United States from abroad meet the Agency's entry requirements to exclude pests and diseases of agriculture.
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