APHIS Office - Brasilia, Brazil

APHIS Office - Brasilia, Brazil

The staff of the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) at the United States Embassy in Brasilia, in conjunction with our colleagues at the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) Brasilia office, represent the interests of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in Brazil.

Growing agricultural trade between the United States and Brazil has created a vital role for APHIS ensuring that new trade opportunities are realized and that existing trade between the two economies flows smoothly. The APHIS Brasilia office maintains technical working relationships with our Brazilian counterparts to resolve Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) issues whenever they arise. This relationship contributes to maintaining the success of agricultural trade-related commercial activities between the two economies, helping ensure they thrive.

In addition, our office maintains direct contact with industry trade groups, importers and exporters in order to assist and facilitate resolution of trade-related issues as they occur at Brazilian ports of entry.

Finally, as a principle role of APHIS is to make sure the United States and our trading partners adhere to the SPS rules set forth by the World Trade Organization (WTO), as well as the other relevant international standards-setting organizations, APHIS' role will continue to increase as the United States and Brazil continue to expand their current trade relationships and establish new partnerships into the foreseeable future.

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About APHIS

The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is a multifaceted Agency with a broad mission area that includes protecting and promoting U.S. agricultural health, regulating genetically engineered organisms, administering the Animal Welfare Act and carrying out wildlife damage management activities. These efforts support the overall mission of USDA, which is to protect and promote food, agriculture, natural resources and related issues.

Contact Us

 

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John Gilmore, Area Director

Countries of Responsibility: Brazil, Argentina, Guyanas, Surinam; Liaison to PANAFTOSA


Location News

  • U.S. Turkey Hatching Eggs to Brazil

    Apr. 6, 2018 - In February, APHIS's Brasilia office was informed of paperwork issues with a shipment of turkey hatching eggs arriving in Brazil. The exporter concerned with the perishable nature of the shipment requested APHIS assistance. Brazilian customs held the shipment and requested the importer correct the documentation and pay a fee.  APHIS/Brasilia interceded with Brazil’s Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, and Supply (MAPA) to explain the situation and facilitated the release of the shipment once a correct certificate was presented to Brazilian authorities. Brazil agreed to the assurances offered by APHIS and released the shipment. The value for this shipment was approximately $140,000.

     

     

  • U.S. Pork to Argentina

    Apr. 13, 2018 -  Secretary Perdue and U.S. Trade Representative Lighthizer announced that the government of Argentina has finalized technical requirements allowing U.S. pork to be exported to the country for the first time since 1992. An August 2017 agreement on pork was followed by a period of consultation between technical staff from USDA, USTR, and Argentina’s Ministry of Agro-Industry to develop practical and science-based market access terms consistent with international standards. The final requirements will allow for U.S. exports of pork and natural swine casings to resume. Before trade restrictions went into place, the United States exported $479,000 in pork and pork products to Argentina in 1992 ($850,000 in 2018 dollars).

     

     

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