APHIS Office - Taipei, Taiwan

APHIS Office - Taipei, Taiwan

The staff of the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) at the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT), in conjunction with our colleagues at the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) Taipei office, represent the interests of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in Taiwan.

U.S. agricultural exports to Taiwan totaled $3.2 billion in calendar year (CY) 2016 making Taiwan (an island of 23 million people) the 7th largest agricultural export market.  Agricultural trade between the United States and Taiwan 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 Taiwan office maintains technical working relationships with animal and plant health regulatory counterparts in Taiwan to resolve Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) issues whenever they arise. This strong working relationship contributes to maintaining and promoting successful agricultural trade and commercial activities between the two economies.

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 ports of entry in Taiwan.

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 Taiwan 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 T. Caplen, Area Director

Countries of Responsibility: Taiwan


Location News

  • APHIS Holds Joint Plant and Animal Health Meetings with Taiwan

    Sept. 11-15, 2017 - APHIS met with counterparts from Taiwan’s Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine (BAPHIQ) in Minneapolis, Minnesota for the 24th Session of the AIT-TERCO Sanitary and Phytosanitary Standards Working Group. The meetings addressed plant and animal health regulatory issues affecting bilateral trade. Taiwan is the 7th largest foreign market for U.S. agricultural goods, accounting for $3.2 billion worth of U.S. farm exports in 2016.

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