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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.

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Silvia Kreindel, Area Director

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

 


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  • China Eases Access for Meat Products from Trading Partners

    Apr. 15, 2019   Amidst ongoing trade discussions with the United States, China has moved to lessen restrictions for some trading partners seeking to export meat China. China announced that it had lifted a 2015 HPAI ban on France’s poultry exports, and during the week of March 19, Panama’s President confirmed that China has approved the first Panamanian plant for the export of beef to China. While France has long been a major supplier of breeding stock for Chinese broiler chicken producers, Panama’s access represents a new supplier of beef for China and folds in with a larger Chinese effort to expand influence through the Belt and Road Initiative.

  • APHIS Proposes Allowing the Import of Jujubes from China

     Apr. 15, 2019 APHIS has published a notice of a pest risk analysis that evaluates the risks associated with the importation of fresh jujube fruit from China into the continental United States. Based on the analysis, we have determined that the application of one or more phytosanitary measures will be sufficient to mitigate the risks of introducing or disseminating plant pests or noxious weeds via the importation of fresh jujube fruit from China. APHIS will consider all comments received on or before May 24, 2019.

     

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