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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

  • U.S. Poinsettias Allowed Entry into Peru

    Aug. 27, 2018 - On June 26, Peru published in its official register, El Peruano, the phytosanitary requirements necessary to allow for the import of poinsettia plants and cuttings originating in and coming from the United States. Peru has also notified these requirements to the World Trade Organization. The new requirements became effective June 30. Each shipment must be accompanied by a phytosanitary certificate issued by APHIS. There will be a three month post-entry quarantine process during which the material undergoes inspection at the place of production.

  • New Peru SENASA Officials

    Aug. 27, 2018 - On August 17, Peru’s National Food Safety and Quality Service (SENASA) announced the appointment of its new head, Pedro J. Molina Salcedo, a 20-year employee of the agency. Mr. Molina has served as the director of Phytosanitary Programs, the director of the Plant Diagnostic Center for Plant Health, the director of the sub-directorate of Phytosanitary Projects and most recently as the director of the Sub-Directorate of Agrifood Safety. On August 23, SENASA also announced the appointment of Dr. Mercedes Lucia Flores as the new General Director of the Animal Health Directorate. Dr. Flores also is a long time employee of SENASA, most recently working as a Specialist in Agricultural Inputs and Food Safety.

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