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.





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.

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Vacant, Area Director

Countries of Responsibility: Brazil, Guyanas, Surinam

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  • IS Brasilia Coordinates HPAI Outbreak Workshop

    Aug. 14, 2017 - Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) can have devastating consequences for poultry production, particularly since migratory wild waterfowl can be carriers of the virus and present a risk of transmission to poultry that come into contact with the waterfowl or their excrement. To help develop regional capabilities and partnerships necessary to fight HPAI, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service’s (APHIS) International Services (IS) office in Brasilia organized an August 8-11  Workshop for First Responders to an HPAI Outbreak.

    The workshop was taught by instructors from APHIS IS offices in Bolivia and Brazil; Brazil’s Ministry of Agriculture; and the veterinary schools of the University of Brasilia, and Mississippi State University. The 47 attendees came from 11 countries, including Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Guyana, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, and Uruguay. During the workshop participants learned about, and had the opportunity to practice using personal protective equipment (PPE). They also conducted necropsies and practiced sample collection. Participants also enhanced regional links and partnerships that are vital to detecting and containing HPAI outbreaks. They also learned about the incident command system used by APHIS during outbreaks.

    “The workshop enhanced South American capabilities to combat any future HPAI outbreaks and is in keeping with APHIS’ work to spread scientific knowledge and strengthen agricultural safeguarding systems,” said Dr. Conrad Estrada, IS Area Director for Brazil.






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