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Plant Health Technical Bilateral Meetings

Due to the current global coronavirus disease (COVID-19) situation, APHIS is not able to hold in-person plant health technical bilateral meetings at this time. To continue mission critical work, APHIS is using virtual engagements with trading partners to continue making progress on phytosanitary topics.

The following schedule is tentative and subject to change.

August 2022

  • U.S. – Viet Nam Plant Health Bilateral Meeting, virtual, August 18
    Contact Lisa Kohl for details, lisa.m.kohl@usda.gov  
  • U.S. – Peru Plant Health Bilateral Meeting, virtual, August 22 and 23
    Contact Sarah Hieskill for details, sarah.r.hieskill@usda.gov  

September 2022

  • U.S. – Japan Plant Health Bilateral Meeting, in person September 27-28
    Contact Lisa Kohl for details, lisa.m.kohl@usda.gov
  • U.S. – Kenya Plant Health Bilateral Meeting, virtual September 27 or 28 (tentative)
    Contact David Bednar for details, david.bednar@usda.gov 

October 2022

  • U.S. – European Union Plant Health Bilateral Meeting, in person October 11 and 12 (tentative)
    Contact Prakash Hebbar for details, prakash.hebbar@usda.gov
  • U.S. – Republic of Korea Plant Health Bilateral Meeting, virtual October 17-21 (tentative)
    Contact Lisa Kohl for details, lisa.m.kohl@usda.gov
  • U.S. – South Africa Plant Health Bilateral Meeting, virtual October 25, 26, or 27 (tentative)
    Contact David Bednar for details, david.bednar@usda.gov 

November 2022

  • U.S. – Thailand Plant Health Bilateral Meeting, virtual November 4 or 7 (tentative)
    Contact Lisa Kohl for details, lisa.m.kohl@usda.gov

December 2022

  • U.S. – Canada Plant Health Bilateral Meeting, virtual December (tentative)
    Contact Fan Wang-Cahill for details, fan.wang-cahill@usda.gov

The Phytosanitary Issues Management (PIM) staff requests stakeholder input in developing agenda items for upcoming Plant Health Technical Bilateral Meetings. To provide input, please send email to the contact listed above. The meetings are an opportunity to acquire, expand, or maintain export and import agricultural markets by:

  • Exchanging information about specific commodities.
  • Amending current phytosanitary requirements based on updated information.
  • Documenting agreements made and next steps.
  • Establishing time frames for completion of items/resolution of issues.
  • Establishing joint working groups to explore and resolve issues of mutual concern.
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