USDA Launching New Electronic Trade Certification System for Dairy

Dairy Cows

Trade Update • MAY 3, 2021

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is set to launch its new Agriculture Trade Licensing & Attestation Solution (ATLAS) on May 6, 2021.

Part of USDA’s information technology modernization strategy, ATLAS is the first phase of an improved electronic trade certification system (eTDE) for use by the dairy industry.

USDA’S Agricultural Marketing Service is leading the overhaul of eTDE—the current electronic certification system—to streamline agriculture trade activities and improve the customer experience.

ATLAS is a single enterprise-wide portal that allows the secure exchange of trade data and documents needed for shipments to worldwide ports from marketing through delivery for the dairy industry.

Once ATLAS is launched, dairy exporters will be able to use the portal to request and receive export certificate documents needed to engage in global trade.

USDA says that ATLAS will provide customers increased transparency throughout the certificate process and will improve their ability to request and update export certificate requests, communicate with USDA staff about specific certificates, and review certificate billing information.

Training Webinar

USDA will be conducting a training seminar on Monday, May 4 at 2:00 PM (ET)

Join via your computer or mobile app (Requires Microsoft Teams)

Call in (audio only)
Phone Conference ID: 993 526 991#

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