APHIS Office - New Delhi, India

APHIS Office - New Delhi, India

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

Growing agricultural trade between the United States and India 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 New Delhi office maintains technical working relationships with our Indian 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 Indian 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 India 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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Dr. Sharon Williams, Area Director

Countries of Responsibility: India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Nepal, Maldives, Pakistan & Afghanistan

Location News

  • India Approves Health Certificate for U.S. Bovine Embryos and Live Equine

    Nov. 7, 2017 - On September 25, APHIS and Indian counterparts agreed to bilateral health certificates for export of bovine embryos and live equines from the United States. India had established generic import conditions for both of these commodities, and APHIS proposed bilateral health certificates in 2016 to facilitate trade. After a year of engagement by APHIS-VS and IS, agreement was reached on both certificates. The new certificates could lead to additional exports to India, valued at $100,000 and $1,000,000 for bovine embryos and live equine, respectively.

  • India Participates in Poultry Discussions and Audit

    Dec. 15, 2017 -  On November 13-14, APHIS (along with AMS, FAS, FSIS, and USTR) hosted a delegation of Indian officials for certificate discussions on live poultry, day old chicks and hatching eggs, poultry meat, and poultry meat products followed by an audit of the U.S. poultry system. While no certificates could be finalized, the meeting saw progress on several outstanding issues that USG hopes will move the Indians closer to allowing U.S. poultry and poultry meat imports. Following the discussions, APHIS and U.S. industry facilitated an audit of the U.S. poultry system, where APHIS provided a comprehensive review of the U.S. avian influenza surveillance and response system. 

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