APHIS Office - Buenos Aires, Argentina

APHIS Office - Buenos Aires, Argentina

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

Growing agricultural trade between the United States and Argentina 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 Buenos Aires office maintains technical working relationships with our Argentinean 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 Argentine 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 Argentina 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 mision 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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Jorge Fischer (PPQ), Preclearence Inspector

 


Location News

  • U.S. Beef, Pork, Casings, and Poultry to Argentina

    Mar. 30, 2017 - APHIS participated with USTR, FSIS and FAS in a call with Argentina’s National Agrifood Sanitation and Quality Service (SENASA) in an effort to gain market access for US beef, pork, pork casings and poultry. The United States held discussions with Argentina around Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) access and letterhead certificates for access for our commodities. The discussion reignited interest in these complex and longstanding market access issues and reinforced the need for continued engagement.

  • New Market Access for U.S. Pork to Argentina

    Aug. 22, 2017 - Following an August 15 meeting between Vice President Mike Pence and Argentinian President Mauricio Macri, Argentina has agreed to terms that will allow imports of U.S. pork into the Argentine market.  As part of the agreement, SENASA and USDA (including FSIS, FAS, and APHIS) worked to finalize the specific terms to be included in the export certificate.  The agreement represents a potential market of $10 million per year for U.S. producers.

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