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Public Health Information System (PHIS) - Import Component

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Implementation

FSIS is providing foreign governments, as well as importers and brokers of meat, poultry, and egg products, the following letters regarding the final rule, Electronic Import Inspection Application and Certification of Imported Products and Foreign Establishments; Amendments To Facilitate the Public Health Information System (PHIS) and Other Changes to Import Inspection Regulations.

FSIS provided the following information prior to implementation of the import component of PHIS.

  • Implementation Letter to Foreign Countries | PDF (Mar 20, 2012)
    Provides information related to changes to certification requirements, product categorization, and presentation for import reinspection and sampling at official import inspection establishments.
  • Implementation Letter to Importers | PDF (Apr 18, 2012)
    Provides information to importers and brokers related to how imported meat, poultry or egg products will be categorized when submitting the application for FSIS import inspection through the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE).
    • Attachment 1 - List of data elements that will be transferred from ACE into PHIS effective May 29, 2012 until the PGA Message Set is implemented by CBP.
    • Attachment 2 - Revised FSIS Form 9540-1 (Draft) - Provided as an example to brokers and importers of the field modifications and additional data requirements for when the FSIS PGA message set comes on-line in ACE later this year. The red text in the fields indicate where the data for the field may be found or who is responsible for determining the data to complete the field. The current version of FSIS Form 9540-1 (05/07/2002 or 03/26/2004) will continue to be used until further notice.
    • Attachment 3 - FSIS Product Categorization
      FSIS has developed this document to assist with accurate identification of the meat, poultry, and egg products certified for export to the U.S.
  • Implementation Letter to Official Import Inspection Establishments | PDF (Apr 30, 2012)
    • Attachment 1 - List of data elements that will be transferred from ACE into PHIS effective May 29, 2012 until the PGA Message Set is implemented by CBP.
    • Attachment 2 - Revised FSIS Form 9540-1 (Draft) - Provided as an example to brokers and importers of the field modifications and additional data requirements for when the FSIS PGA message set comes on-line in ACE later this year. The red text in the fields indicate where the data for the field may be found or who is responsible for determining the data to complete the field. The current version of FSIS Form 9540-1 (05/07/2002 or 03/26/2004) will continue to be used until further notice.
    • Attachment 3 - FSIS Product Categorization
      FSIS has developed this document to assist with accurate identification of the meat, poultry, and egg products certified for export to the U.S.

Accessing PHIS

Official import inspection establishments are required to have an e-Authentication account to be able to access the PHIS. Interested parties are required to obtain an eAuthentication level 2 account from USDA as the first step in the access process. FSIS encourages interested parties to complete this step as soon as possible.

Policy Documents; FSIS PHIS Directives

Questions & Answers

Questions and Answers related to PHIS Import Implementation (May 2-3, 2012)

Additional PHIS Resources

For more information about PHIS, visit the FSIS Web site at http://www.fsis.usda.gov/PHIS.

Last Modified Jan 22, 2015