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1 United States Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Plant Protection and Quarantine PCIT and PExD Update Michael Perry Export Specialist, USDA, APHIS, Export Services July 29, 2010

2 United States Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Plant Protection and Quarantine System Use Facts Industry 8,231 Companies 10,162 Individuals Government 2,680

3 United States Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Plant Protection and Quarantine System Use Facts 886,250 (June 2010)

4 United States Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Plant Protection and Quarantine PCIT Releases 40+ since December changes Identified needs User Feedback Improved User Experience

5 United States Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Plant Protection and Quarantine State Phytosanitary Certificates 19 States participating –3 more States pending Follows the federal format Template document State decisions: –Security paper or no security paper –Fee collection***

6 United States Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Plant Protection and Quarantine State/County Fee Collection 22 States 7 California Counties Appendix F Payments remitted by the 15 th of the following month. Must be in CCR and have a DUNS number.

7 United States Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Plant Protection and Quarantine PCIT Benefits More standardized process Improved reporting and service Audits of export program or special programs Facilitation of trace backs and held shipments Increased Market Access FOIA requests Congressional Inquiries

8 United States Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Plant Protection and Quarantine Future of PCIT Data Reporting/Warehousing New requirements database – PExD International Exchange External Validation Send phytosanitary certificates Receive phytosanitary certificates Data standards become more important

9 United States Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Plant Protection and Quarantine PExD (aka the new EXCERPT) 3 Stages: Stage 1- USDA will migrate the information from the old system to PCIT. Stage 2- Users to look up requirements. Stage 3- Automatically populate ADs and Treatments when possible.

10 United States Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Plant Protection and Quarantine PExD Challenges –Various names for same plant part. –Import permits override the existing requirements. –ADs and treatments may be “and/or” or optional depending on other events.

11 United States Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Plant Protection and Quarantine Current Reporting Challenges: All have the same plant part: “seed” GenusSpeciesQuantityUnit Nicotianatabacum1181.8Grams Nicotianatabacum0.5Kilograms Nicotianatabacum48Pounds Nicotianatabacum Pellets Nicotianatabacum254Packets Nicotianatabacum Individual

12 United States Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Plant Protection and Quarantine New security Paper New security features Harder to counterfeit Notice to all trading partners

13 United States Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Plant Protection and Quarantine Training Re-accreditation training through e-learning is being developed Initial training will still be done by the Export Certification Specialist

14 United States Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Plant Protection and Quarantine Websites: Production Website: https://pcit.aphis.usda.gov/pcit/ Training website: https://pcit-training.aphis.usda.gov/pcit/ PCIT Site Contact Us Page Online help Quick reference guides Export Program Manual Appendix H


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