USDA AMS 8e reminder of inspection requirements/ Marketing Order
Dear valued customer,
Section 8e quality require ments are intended to develop dependable markets for products by ensuring consumer satisfaction and encouraging repeat purchases, promote buyer satisfaction and increased sales for these commodities by ensuring that only acceptable quality products are in the U.S. marketplace, and to help avoid market disruption associated with poor quality offerings by making a quality product available to U.S. consumers, the agricultural industries in both countries benefit.
For some Section 8e commodities, much of the foreign production occurs in a growing season that is different from that in the United States; thus, foreign production complements U.S. production. However, imports of a commodity are regulated by Section 8e only during the period of time that the domestic commodity is also being shipped and regulated. Inspection and certification of both imports and domestic commodities regulated under marketing orders take place prior to the commodity entering U.S. commercial channels AMS Inspections are normally done at the importers facility
Any person who violates any provision of Section 8e, or any regulation, is subject to fines and/or penalties.
Thank you for your continued support