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APHIS Office - Lima, Peru

APHIS Office - Lima, Peru

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

Growing agricultural trade between the United States and Peru 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 Lima office maintains technical working relationships with our Peruvian 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 Peruvian 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 Peru 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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Russell Duncan, Asst. Regional Manager for South America

Countries of Responsibility: Chile, Peru, Ecuador

Location News

  • APHIS Lifts Suspension of Peruvian Pomegranate Arils

    Oct. 16, 2018 - APHIS has lifted its June 11, 2018 Federal Order suspending the imports of pomegranate arils from Peru. APHIS issued the initial order in response to two detections of Mediterranean fruit fly (Medfly) in commercial shipments of pomegranate arils. Peru will need to follow an operational workplan to mitigate for medfly risk. 

  • 9th U.S.-Peru Free Trade Agreement Meeting

    Nov. 19, 2018 - The 9th U.S.-Peru Free Trade Agreement SPS Committee meeting was held in Lima, Peru. The agenda included four issues raised by Peru: asparagus, blueberries, a list of new market access requests, and a bid for foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) recognition.

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