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Eligible Commodities Under the GSM-102 Program

Updated October 1, 2005

In accordance with the definition of "U.S. Agricultural Commodity" appearing in Sections 1493.20(z)(1) and 1493.410(x)(1), the following agricultural commodities must be entirely produced in the United States:

Animal feed products, protein supplement of animal or vegetable origin (examples include distillers dried grain in the form of pellets and meal; compound feed; animal milk replacer and calf starter pre-mix; wheat middlings; soybean hull pellets; and poultry by-product meal).
Animal genetics (embryos and semen)
Antlers from elk, farm raised
Barley malt and barley malt extract
Breeder livestock (cattle, including dairy and beef; swine; sheep; goats; horses and donkeys)
Brine shrimp eggs, farm raised
Buckwheat and buckwheat products (bran, flour, grits and groats)
Cattle, feeder and slaughter
Corn products (flour, grits, flakes, starch, meal and gluten feed)
Cotton; cotton yarn, including heather yarn (maximum 10% polyester); cotton fabric, woven and knit, unbleached/bleached/dyed and/or printed; cotton products, including linters
Dairy products (butter, butter oil, ghee, and anhydrous milk fat; nonfat and whole milk powder; whey powder and protein concentrate; lactose; unsweetened condensed milk; fluid milk; and cheese including cheddar, gouda, mozzarella, cream, feta, muenster, Monterey Jack, blue, provolone, Swiss, cottage and processed American cheeses)
Eggs, table; egg products (egg yolks, egg albumen and whole eggs not-in shell)
Feed grains (barley, including malting barley; white and yellow corn; sorghum; and oats)
Fish and shellfish, whether fresh, chilled, frozen, canned, salted/dried or smoked (all species and products including roe, fish and sea urchin eggs, fish oil, and shrimp and fish aquaculture feed)
Fruit, fresh and dried (examples include apples, apricots, avocados, blueberries, cherries, clementines, dates, figs, grapefruit, grapes, kiwi, watermelon, cantaloupe, honeydew, nectarines, oranges, peaches, pears, plums, prunes, raisins, raspberries, strawberries, tangerines and mixtures thereof)
Fruit and vegetable concentrates, pastes, pulps and purees
100% Fruit juice (examples include apple, apricot, cranberry, grape, grapefruit, orange, pear, raspberry and mixtures thereof)
Grain neutral spirits
Hay, whether cubes, bales, meal or pellets (including alfalfa, grass and mixtures; and straw, cereal and grass straw and husks)
Hides and skins (hides including cattle hides, wet blues are not covered; skins including calf/kip, pig, sheep and lamb splits)
Honey, with or without comb
Honeybees, live farm raised
Hops and hops extract
Meat, frozen or chilled (beef, poultry, pork, sheep and offals, including parts thereof, muscle meat and natural sausage casing)
Nursery products (Section II, Chapter 6, of the U.S. Census Schedule B Export Codes, Harmonized System Code (HS) 0602200000 including trees, shrubs and bushes, grafted or not, of kinds which bear edible fruit or nuts; and/or HS 0602909010 including trees/shrubs, herbaceous perennials without soil attached to roots)
Nutritional beverage preparations for human consumption, made from vegetable fats and/or solids
Oilseeds (soybeans, sunflower, cotton and peanuts)
Peanut flour
Pet food, commercially produced (dog and cat)
Popcorn, bulk
Protein meal (soybeans, sunflower, cottonseed, peanut, corn gluten, meat and bone, feather, fish and blood)
Pulses (dry beans, peas and lentils)
Seeds, planting
Soybean protein products, processed (examples include flour, grits, protein concentrates and isolates)
Tallow; grease; lard; fat; blends thereof
Tree nuts (examples include almonds, pecans, pistachios, walnuts and hazelnuts)
Vegetable oil and byproducts (examples include fully refined soybean, sunflowerseed, cottonseed, corn, peanut, blends of these oils and soapstocks)
Vegetables, canned, dried, fresh or frozen (examples include asparagus, beans, broccoli, carrots, cauliflower, celery, garlic, lettuce, mushrooms, onions, peas, peppers, potatoes, spinach, squash, sweet corn, tomatoes and mixtures thereof)
Wheat; wheat flour; semolina
Wine and brandy
Wood products, solid (lumber, veneer, panel products, utility poles, other poles and posts, and railroad ties)
Wood products, processed, miscellaneous (wood casks; densified wood; picture and mirror frames; builder joinery, including doors, window, laminated and other fabricated structural members; dowels and dowel pins; pencil slats; and similar items)
Wood chips, wood pulp and similar minimally processed wood products (lyocell; chemical, mechanical, semichemical wood pulp–all of Section X, Chapter 47, of the U.S. Census Schedule B Export Codes, except Headings 4706.10 cotton linter pulp, 4707.10, 4707.20, 4707.30, 4707.90 recovered paper)
Wool; wool fabrics; wool yarn, including mohair
Worms for composting, farm raised


In accordance with the definition of "U.S. Agricultural Commodity" appearing in Sections 1493.20(z)(2)(i)(ii) and 1493.410(x)(2)(i)(ii), the following agricultural products have been determined to be high-value agricultural products, and 90 percent or more of the agricultural components by weight, excluding packaging and added water, must be entirely produced in the United States:

Beer and distilled beverages (examples include vodka and whiskey)
Dairy products, processed (including nutritional beverage preparations for human consumption made from dairy fats and/or solids)
Fruit, canned or frozen (examples include apples, apricots, blackberries, blueberries, cherries, grapefruit, maraschino cherries, oranges, peaches, pears, plums, prunes, raspberries, strawberries and mixtures thereof)
Fishery products (surimi, processed from pollack or hake)
Honey products comprised primarily of honey
Ice cream
Leather, tanned and processed, including wet blues
Meat products, processed (products from beef, pork, poultry, sheep, offals, and mixtures thereof. Products must be processed and/or preserved beyond simple cutting/slicing/grinding/rolling/ skewering. Processing includes, but is not limited to, canning/cooking/curing/brining/salting/ pickling/smoking. Examples include bacon, deli-sandwich cuts, frankfurters, salami and sausage)
Mixes and dough, frozen, refrigerated or powdered (examples include mixes and dough for bread, pizza and cake donuts)
Pickles, condiments and sauces (examples include pickled cucumbers and other pickled vegetables; relish; ketchup; mustard; mayonnaise; hot, salsa, barbecue and pasta sauces; sandwich spreads, including peanut butter)
Prepared foods, frozen (examples include dinners, entrees and side dishes)
Prepared foods, shelf stable (examples include canned pasta or chili; dry pasta and noodles; combinations of pre-measured ingredients such as macaroni with packets of cheese sauce; soups and broth; and breakfast cereals)
Snack foods packaged for retail or institutional markets (examples include bread and potato sticks; chips, including bagel, corn, fruit, potato, and multi-grain; meat snacks; microwaveable or ready-to-eat popcorn; fruit snacks; onion rings; pork rinds; pretzels; rice cakes; snack crackers, including cracker sandwiches, packaged sets of cheese and crackers or cheese, lunch meat and crackers; snack nuts; and trail mix)
Soft drinks, fruit punches, milk-based drinks and other beverages, sweetened with corn syrup or fruit juice
Wood products, processed pulp products (Section X, Chapter 48, of the U.S. Census Schedule B Export Codes, Heading 4801–newsprint; Headings 4802-4805–uncoated printing and writing paper and paperboard; tissues and tissue stock; kraft linerboard, sack paper and wrapping paper; bibulous and codenser paper, and sulfite wrapping paper; and draft corrugated medium)


Program Contact: Director, Credit Programs Division; Office of Trade Programs, Foreign Agricultural Service, USDA; Stop 1025; 1400 Independence Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20250-1025; TEL (202) 720-3224; FAX (202) 720-2495; E-MAIL gsm.registrations@fas.usda.gov