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APHIS Office - Brasilia, Brazil

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

Growing agricultural trade between the United States and Brazil 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 Brasilia office maintains technical working relationships with our Brazilian 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 Brazilian 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 Brazil 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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John Gilmore, Area Director

Countries of Responsibility: Brazil, Argentina, Guyanas, Surinam; Liaison to PANAFTOSA

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    Mar. 25, 2019 - On March 19, USDA Secretary Perdue met with Tereza Cristina Dias, Brazil’s Minister of Agriculture, Livestock, and Supply (MAPA). The Minister was visiting the United States as a part the Brazilian President Bolsonaro’s first trip to the United States since being elected in October 2018. The meeting between President Trump and President Bolsonaro signifies a shift to a closer geopolitical relationship between the U.S. and Brazil. The meeting was productive and both sides agreed to continue collaboration on agricultural trade. In 2018, bilateral agricultural trade between the countries reached $4.6 billion.



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