Acceptable Signatures/Color of Ink Used on the Export Certificates
Most export certificates require the signature of an FSIS veterinarian. However, many countries accept the signature of an FSIS inspection official. For example, while Canada requires the signature of an FSIS veterinarian, Mexico accepts the signature of an FSIS inspection official.
Country requirements only reflect information where the signature of an FSIS veterinarian is required. It is important to check the country requirements prior to signing export documents to verify if an export certificate must be signed by an FSIS veterinarian. If the country requirements are silent on this point, then an FSIS inspection official may sign the document. Additionally, all export certificates should be signed in an ink color other than black.
Visit the exporting products page to learn more about requirements. Employees with questions may also contact FSIS at (202) 720-3473.