Vessel Loading Observation

Vessel Loading Observation certificates are required for all commodities, excluding bagged whole grains, shipped under the PL 480 Title II, Food For Progress, and the McGovern Dole Food for Education programs. The requirements/procedures are explained in the following Notices To The Trade.

EOD-110 - May 10, 2002 - Recoopering Packaged Commodities For Food Aid Programs 

EOD-68 - May 5, 2000 - Change in Vessel Loading Observation Requirements and Procedures 


Effective October 1, 2016, the Vessel Loading Observation contract holder for the United States is:

Intertek USA, Inc.
2045 Lakeshore Drive #552
New Orleans, LA 70122
 
Direct: 504.662.1439
Mobile: 985.722.6807
Fax:     504.288.3717
 
Contact: Kenneth Cote

Contact Information
 
USDA/FSA/Kansas City Commodity Office
International Procurement Division
Procurement Branch, Stop 8738
P. O. Box 419205
Kansas City, Missouri 64141-6205 
Telephone: 816-926-6707

Express Mail Address: 

USDA/FSA/Kansas City Commodity Office
International Procurement Division
Procurement Branch, Stop 8738
2312 East Bannister Road
Kansas City, Missouri 64133-4676
Office Hours: 7:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.