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APHIS Office - Beijing, China

APHIS Office - Beijing, China

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

Growing agricultural trade between the United States and China 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 Beijing office maintains technical working relationships with our Chinese 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 Chinese 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 China 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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Sylvia Kreindel, Area Director (arriving October 2018)

Countries of Responsibility: China, Hong Kong, Macau & Mongolia

 


Location News

  • China Confirms ASF Detection

    Aug. 27, 2018 - In August, China’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (MARA) its first outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF). In response, MARA has culled almost 1,000 pigs in the area with the hope of preventing the virus from spreading. The local government is also implementing control measures as outlined in China’s African Swine Fever Contingency Plan and Emergency Response Level II. While ASF has been detected in other parts of the world, this is the first reported detection in eastern Asia. With China having the largest swine herd in the world, it is imperative for them to try and limit the impact of the disease.

  • U.S. Hosts Chinese Team for Rice Audit

    July 1, 2018 - On June 12-24, APHIS/PPQ and IS joined a team of Chinese experts for a site visit of U.S. milled rice production areas. The team traveled to 10 rice mill facilities in California, Missouri, Arkansas, and Louisiana to observe industry management practices as well as U.S. government oversight of pest management and fumigation. APHIS has been pressing Chinese counterparts to complete the site visit since the rice protocol was signed in July 2017. APHIS awaits China’s report following the conclusion of the site visit.

     

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