APHIS Office - Lima, Peru

APHIS Office - Lima, Peru

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

Growing agricultural trade between the United States and Peru 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 Lima office maintains technical working relationships with our Peruvian 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 Peruvian 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 Peru 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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Russell Duncan, Asst. Regional Manager for South America

Countries of Responsibility: Chile, Peru, Ecuador

Location News

  • APHIS Authorizes Irradiated Blueberries from Peru

    Mar. 26, 2018 -  APHIS has announced the amendment of its regulations allowing entry of irradiated Peruvian blueberries. Peru already has market access for its blueberries but asked APHIS to consider alternative mitigation methods. Previously, Peruvian blueberries could only be imported into the United States if they had been cold treated or fumigated with methyl bromide. Peru has actively sought alternative mitigation methods for several commodities; irradiation is a favored risk mitigation method. Peru has plans to send a limited volume before their official shipping season ends. In 2017, Peru shipped $161 million worth of blueberries to the United States.

  • Peru Opens Market for U.S. Stevia Plants

    Mar. 26, 2018 - Peru recently published the final requirements for imports of U.S. stevia plants. This process was initiated by Peru’s Plant Health authority, SENASA, at the request of a U.S. exporter interested in shipping stevia plants from Colorado to Peru. Processed stevia exports from Peru skyrocketed from 43MT in 2016 to 2,400MT in 2017. This expanded market may spur further demand for U.S. stevia plants with a projected market value of $1 million by 2020.

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