Export and Phytosanitary Certifications
All fruit export shipments must be inspected and certified to be pest-free for the quarantine pests listed for the specific destination country. Depending on your location, either USDA or USDA certified state agents perform these inspections just prior to loading shipments for transport. However, before this can happen each facility wishing to export to a specific country must be registered well in advance with USDA, the state agency and/or with a shipping agent responsible for negotiating the export agreement with the country for which you wish to ship.
Some countries have additional treatment requirements and declarations for either specific arthropod or disease pests. For more information on the phytosanitary requirements of the country for which you would like to export, or how to become a registered exporting facility see the list of contacts below.
This website has specific work plan information for apples to Taiwan, apples and pears to China, and stone fruit to Mexico and B.C., Canada. Refer to the links in the left side navigation to view those pages. There is also a page listing specific quarantine pests for our top export markets. Note that many pests listed do not occur in Washington state or are only in very isolated areas. That page is found here.
Agency Contact Information
NORTHWEST HORTICULTURAL COUNCIL
105 South 18th Street, Suite 105, Yakima, WA 98901
Mark Powers, President
Kate Woods, Vice President
Roberta Lucas, Office Manager
NORTHWEST FRUIT EXPORTERS
105 South 18th Street, Suite 227; Yakima, WA 98901
Fred Scarlett, Manager
Paul McCarthy, Assistant Mngr.
Marilee Rehfield, Administrative Assistant
USDA APHIS PPQ
Judy Macias, Asst. Nat’l. Trade Director
Davin Potts, Export Trade Specialist (WA/OR/ID)
Mike Schell, PPQ Officer (WA – Wenatchee Dist.)
Daryl Petry, PPQ Officer (WA – Yakima Dist.)
Evan Pace, Export Trade Specialist (OR)
Washington State Inspections
WSDA – HEADQUARTERS
Jim Nelson, Fruit & Veg. Administrator
Commodity Inspection Division
270 9th St. NE, Suite 101-A
East Wenatchee, WA 98802
Office Phone: 509-884-4253
Cell Phone: 509-688-1284
Mark Buechler, SE Reg. Mgr.
Maria Valle, SW Reg. Mgr.
Jan Hauser, Mexico Registration
21 North First Street, Suite 226
Yakima, Washington 98902
Wapato Phone: 509-877-2411, Fax: 509-877-6110
Pasco Phone: 509-547-4064, Fax: 509)-545-6879
270 9th St. NE, Ste. 101-A
East Wenatchee, WA 98802
Toll Free 866-687-1557
Idaho State Inspections
Jared Stuart, Section Mgr. (Boise)
Denise Hughes, Section Mgr. (Parma)
Oregon State Inspections
OSDA COMMODITY INSPECTION DIVISION
Casey Prentis, Operations Mgr.
Kathy Boland-Phelps, District Mgr. (Hood River)
Pete Veliz, District Mgr. (Hermiston)
Fax: (541) 938-7605
California State Inspections
Shipping Point Inspection Office Directory