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

Exporter Agents

Northwest Horticultural Council

105 South 18th Street, Suite 105, Yakima, WA 98901
Phone: 509-453-3193
FAX 509-457-7615
Website: www.nwhort.org
Email: general@nwhort.org
Mark Powers, President
Kate Woods, Vice President
Roberta Lucas, Office Manager

Northwest Fruit Exporters

105 South 18th Street, Suite 227; Yakima, WA 98901
Phone: 509-576-8004
Fax 509-576-3646
E-mail: nfe@goodfruit.com
Fred Scarlett, Manager
Marilee Rehfield, Administrative Assistant 


Judy Macias, Asst. Nat’l. Trade Director
Office: 206-439-4548

Davin Potts, Export Trade Specialist (WA/OR/ID)
Office: 509-925-1189
Cell: 509-607-4021

Mike Schell, PPQ Officer (WA – Wenatchee Dist.)
Office: 509-667-5465
Cell: 509-710-1119

Daryl Petry, PPQ Officer (WA – Yakima Dist.)
Office: 509-925-1188
Cell: 509-279-9453

Evan Pace, Export Trade Specialist (OR)
Office: 503-820-2756
Cell: 503-314-1039

Export Training Coordinator

Joshua Milnes, Pest Biologist
WA State Dept Agriculture – Plant Protection Division
21 North 1st Avenue, Suite 103
Yakima, WA 98902
Cell: 509-220-1134
Email: jmlines@agr.wa.gov

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

SE/SW Regions

Mark Buechler, SE Reg. Mgr.
Maria ValleSW Reg. Mgr.
Jan Hauser, Mexico Registration
21 North First Street, Suite 226
Yakima, Washington 98902
Phone: 509-249-6900
Fax: 509-575-2537
Wapato Phone: 509-877-2411, Fax: 509-877-6110
Pasco Phone: 509-547-4064, Fax: 509-545-6879

NE/NW Regions

Brenda BuckmillerNE Regional Mgr. 
Office Phone: 509-662-0457
Cell: 509-885-4500
Bill Walker, NW Reg. Mgr.
Office Phone: 509-884-4259
Cell Phone: 509-885-6172

Wenatchee Office:
270 9th St. NE, Ste. 101-A
East Wenatchee, WA 98802
Phone: 509-662-6161
Toll Free 866-687-1557
Fax: 509-663-3030

District Offices

Northern Region

Brewster: 509-689-3434
Chelan: 509-682-2132
Othello: 509-488-2862
Quincy: 509-787-1541

Southern Region

Pasco: 509-547-4064
Wapato: 509-877-2411
Yakima 509-884-4253

Idaho State Inspections


Jared Stuart, Section Mgr. (Boise)
Phone: 208-332-8622
Denise HughesSection Mgr. (Parma)
Phone: 208-722-7084

Oregon State Inspections

OSDA Commodity Inspection Division

Casey Prentis, Operations Mgr.
Phone: 503-889-5274
Kathy Boland-Phelps, District Mgr. (Hood River)
Phone: 541-386-2040
Cell: 541-490-0360
Pete Veliz, District Mgr. (Hermiston)
Phone: 541-567-2251
Fax: (541) 938-7605

Main Office email
Phone: 503-986-4620
Fax: 503-986-4737
Commodity Website
Regional Offices Contacts

California State Inspections


Shipping Point Inspection Office Directory