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Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
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International Services

International Services is the overseas arm of USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS). Our Foreign Service Officers and staff work in 27 countries worldwide to carry out APHIS’ mission on the global stage. Our in-country presence, technical expertise, and skilled diplomacy give America unmatched advantage, access, and trust abroad to protect and promote U.S. agricultural health. Learn more.

Our Priorities

Foreign Service

We have Foreign Service Officers in 27 countries across the globe who do the work of APHIS overseas. Day in and day out, we’re on the front line for U.S. agricultural health.

Capacity Building

We act globally to protect U.S. agriculture locally. Our experts help foreign government officials and industries build capacity to control, manage, and eradicate pests and diseases.

Sterile Fly Release Programs

We build and manage sustainable programs that help prevent harmful agricultural pests from spreading. Learn more about our Sterile Fly Release programs.


Our highly specialized team members are animal and plant health experts and trained diplomats. Learn how we play a vital role in ensuring the free flow of agricultural trade.

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