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Public Health Information System (PHIS) - Import Component

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Implementation
FSIS is preparing to implement the import component of PHIS. On May 29, 2012, PHIS will replace the existing Automated Import Information System (AIIS) and the Performance Based Inspection System (PBIS). All FSIS import regions are scheduled to begin using PHIS on this date.
  • 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/.
Import Information
Last Modified May 19, 2013