APHIS works to protect the health and value of American agriculture and natural resources. APHIS International Services (IS) supports this mission in an international environment by: (1) collaborating with foreign partners to control pests and diseases before they can harm the U.S.; (2) facilitating safe agricultural trade; (3) ensuring effective and efficient management of internationally-based programs; and (4) investing in international capacity-building with foreign counterparts to build technical and regulatory skills that prevent the spread of damaging pests and diseases.
South Africa's Dept. of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries to pilot adjusted citrus cold treatment; possible access for apples from Washington, Idaho, and Oregon to South Africa.
Turkey's adoption of EU import requirements for milk and milk products will allow imports of U.S. milk and milk products. APHIS-IS posts are working on an import certificate to allow access to this $27 million market.
A recently published APHIS proposed rule would allow the importation of fresh blueberry fruit from Morocco while continuing to protect against the introduction of plant pests into the United States.
APHIS publishs final rule to allow importation of fresh beans, shelled or in pods (French, green, snap, and string), from Jordan into the United States.