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.

 

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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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Russell Duncan, Asst. Regional Manager for South America

Countries of Responsibility: Chile, Peru, Ecuador


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  • APHIS Technical Discussion with Peru on Asparagus

    May 24, 2017 - The APHIS and SENASA-Peru asparagus technical working group met in Riverdale to discuss the U.S. draft Pest Risk Assessment (PRA) for Peruvian asparagus. During the meeting, each side shared information about the risks associated with the primary pest of concern, Noctuidae. For transparency purposes, APHIS/PPQ presented an overview of the PRA process, stakeholder review, and rulemaking process. On April 18, the draft PRA was shared with U.S. stakeholders for 30-day review and comment.

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