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

  • Peru Plant Health Bilateral

    Jan. 29, 2018 - On January 15-16, APHIS held plant health bilateral discussions with Peru in Lima. The U.S. delegation first met with the newly appointed Minister of Agriculture, Jose Arista. The Minister was joined by several asparagus and blueberry industry representatives. Technical discussions followed, with significant progress on several U.S. issues, including stevia plants, cherry cuttings, blackberry plants, orchids, and lemon seed. Further progress was made on Peruvian issues with the systems approach for Peru asparagus and fumigation and irradiation options for blueberries. Removal of mandatory methyl bromide fumigation for asparagus is Peru’s top priority. The meeting fostered positive cooperation and explored options for top issues for both countries. The week ended with visits to review the potential systems approach for asparagus, as well as trips to fields, packing houses, and inspection labs.

  • U.S. Bovine Embryo to Peru

    Dec. 15, 2017 - On October 31, APHIS/IS received a letter from the animal health service of Peru expressing their agreement with APHIS/VS’ proposed health requirements for U.S. bovine embryos, submitted to Peru on October 11, 2017. This agreement follows negotiations which have been ongoing since 2015. The model Health Certificate is being published on the APHIS web page. 

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