Certificate of Free Sale for

Agricultural Products

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Application For Certificate


Firms exporting products from Alabama are often asked by foreign customers or foreign governments to supply a "certificate" for products regulated by the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries.

The certificate is a document prepared by the ADAI containing information about a product that describes and or attests to product safety, production, processing methods or sanitation of processing plant.

A fee of $75 dollars is charged for each certificate.  Payment must be presented with the application in order for the application to be processed.   No application will be processed without payment.  

All applications will be processed by the ADAI within 10 days after receiving the application.

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 Apostilles

The Authentication Division of the Alabama Office of the Secretary of State is responsible for providing authentication services for Alabama public documents that will be used in foreign countries.

There are two types of authentications. The type of authentication your Alabama document requires for foreign use is based upon the country in which the document will be used.

If the country in which the document(s) will be used is party to the Hague Convention, an Apostille is affixed to documents.

If the country in which the document(s) is to be used is not part of the Hague Convention, a Certification is affixed to document(s).

Please note that there is a difference between Members of the Hague Conference and Parties to the Hague Convention.

The Apostille may be affixed to documents bearing the official signature and seal of a currently commissioned Alabama notary public, probate judge, or the current Alabama State Registrar.

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Contact Information

Agricultural Compliance

Phone:  334-240-7184
800-642-7761 ext: 7184

Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industry
Attn:  Agricultural Compliance
1445 Federal Drive
Montgomery, Alabama 36107-1123