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1 U.S. Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Services International Services (IS)

2 APHIS Programs Animal Care Animal Care Biotechnology Regulatory Services Biotechnology Regulatory Services Plant Protection and Quarantine Plant Protection and Quarantine Veterinary Services Veterinary Services Wildlife Services Wildlife Services International Services International Services

3 INTERNATIONAL SERVICES OBJECTIVES Facilitate Safe Agricultural Trade Facilitate Safe Agricultural Trade Strengthen Emergency Response Preparedness Strengthen Emergency Response Preparedness Strengthen US Safeguarding Systems in Foreign Countries Strengthen US Safeguarding Systems in Foreign Countries Facilitate Regulatory Capacity Building and Technical Cooperative Activities. Facilitate Regulatory Capacity Building and Technical Cooperative Activities.

4 IS Offices Tuxtla Panama City Belize Guatemala Tapachula Guatemala Managua Tegucigalpa San Jose Santo Domingo Port-au-Prince Kingston Port-of-Spain Tokyo Beijing Seoul Taipei Manila Bangkok Jakarta Vientiane New Delhi Tijuana Reynosa Guadalajara Mexico City Ottawa Santiago Brasilia Buenos Aires Montevideo Santa Cruz Bogota Lima Quito Brussels Paris Vienna The Hague Rome Cairo Senegal Capetown Pretoria Uganda (PASA) Botswana (PASA) Ghana (PASA) Addis Ababa (Pending)

5 CURRENT WORKFORCE International Services is a Global Program with Offices in 32 Countries Total Foreign Service Officers: 53 Total Foreign Service Officers: 53 Total Locally Engaged Staff: 162 Total Locally Engaged Staff: 162 Total Civil Service Employees: 60 Total Civil Service Employees: 60

6 CURRENT OVERSEAS PROGRAMS Overseas Technical & Trade Operations Overseas Technical & Trade Operations Mediterranean Fruit Fly Mediterranean Fruit Fly Screwworm Screwworm Mexican Fruit Fly Mexican Fruit Fly Foot and Mouth Disease Foot and Mouth Disease Classical Swine Fever Classical Swine Fever Tropical Bont Tick Tropical Bont Tick

7 APHIS ATTACHE Provide internationally-based animal and plant health expertise and service, which enhances USDA/APHIS’ capacity to safeguard American agricultural health, and resolve agricultural trade barriers related to sanitary and phytosanitary issues. Provide internationally-based animal and plant health expertise and service, which enhances USDA/APHIS’ capacity to safeguard American agricultural health, and resolve agricultural trade barriers related to sanitary and phytosanitary issues.

8 APHIS-Lima Countries of Responsibilities Countries of Responsibilities Peru, Chile, EcuadorPeru, Chile, Ecuador APHIS Staffing for Peru APHIS Staffing for Peru George A. Ball, Assistant Regional ManagerGeorge A. Ball, Assistant Regional Manager Annabella Reszinzky, Agricultural Scientist (based in Santiago Chile)Annabella Reszinzky, Agricultural Scientist (based in Santiago Chile) Gladys Solano, Program AssistantGladys Solano, Program Assistant

9 Oversight Activities in Peru Hass Avocado Systems Approach Hass Avocado Systems Approach Cold Treatments for Grapes and Citrus Cold Treatments for Grapes and Citrus Papaya (future) Papaya (future) Peppers (future) Peppers (future)

10 Preclearance and Offshore Programs (POP) Manage and operate all preclearance programs under the direction of Plant Protection and Quarantine (PPQ). Manage and operate all preclearance programs under the direction of Plant Protection and Quarantine (PPQ). Direct activities in off-shore programs. Direct activities in off-shore programs. Propagative Greenhouses in foreign countriesPropagative Greenhouses in foreign countries Various imports produced under systems approachesVarious imports produced under systems approaches

11 POP- Santiago Chile All Preclearance Programs in South America are managed from the POP office in Santiago, Chile All Preclearance Programs in South America are managed from the POP office in Santiago, Chile Judith Hall, Director of Preclearance South AmericaJudith Hall, Director of Preclearance South America

12 PreClearance Programs in Peru Mangoes Mangoes Irradiation (future) Irradiation (future)

13 THANK YOU

14 COMMODITY IMPORT APPROVAL PROCESS

15 Commodity Import Approval Process National Plant Protection Organization of the exporting country requests market access for a commodity National Plant Protection Organization of the exporting country requests market access for a commodity APHIS prepares a Pest Risk Assessment (PRA) APHIS prepares a Pest Risk Assessment (PRA) The PRA identifies pests of concern in the import pathwayThe PRA identifies pests of concern in the import pathway Risk Management options to mitigate pest riskRisk Management options to mitigate pest risk Rulemaking for market access. Rulemaking for market access.

16 Rulemaking – Streamlining What Can be Streamlined: Commodities whose risk is mitigated by inspection or treatment. Inspection on arrival Approved Treatment Inspected in country of origin, Accompanied by a phytosanitary certificate declaring specific pest freedom Commercial consignments only

17 Rulemaking - Streamlining What cannot be streamlined – Commodities produced in Pest Free Places of Production Areas of Low Pest Prevalence Field measures in country of origin Systems approaches

18 Commodity Import Approval Process APHIS website with information on commodity import approval process APHIS website with information on commodity import approval process t/plants/plant_imports/process/index.sht mlhttp://www.aphis.usda.gov/import_expor t/plants/plant_imports/process/index.sht ml

19 Import Approval Process At the website you can find: At the website you can find: Approved commodities for importation into the U.S.Approved commodities for importation into the U.S. Commodities Pending approvalCommodities Pending approval Pest Risk Assessment ProcessPest Risk Assessment Process Regulatory Administrative ProceduresRegulatory Administrative Procedures


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