This barrier is unrelated to the end of the transition period, following the United Kingdom's departure from the EU.

Public ID: PID-B77VEB

Permit requirements affect UK dairy exports to the United States

in United States

Trade barrier summary

This affects UK exporters of dairy products to the United States. Milk and cream may not be imported without a permit from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The wrappers or cartons for these products must be printed with the country of origin.

In addition, there is no shared definition of ‘Grade A’ dairy products. Therefore, product requirements can be subject to change. This may increase costs for UK exporters.

This is because of Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA-APHIS) and FDA requirements.

Sectors affected

  • Agriculture, horticulture, fisheries and pets
  • Food and drink



Date reported

29 July 2019

Last updated

18 December 2020

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