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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.

May 2022

  • U.S. – European Commission Plant Health Bilateral Meeting, virtual, May 24 – 25
    Contact Prakash Hebbar for details, Prakash.Hebbar@usda.gov 

June 2022

  • U.S. – Ecuador Plant Health Bilateral Meeting, virtual, June 7 – 8
    Contact Sarah Hieskill for details, Sarah.R.Hieskill@usda.gov
  • U.S. – Canada Plant Health Bilateral Meeting, virtual, June 15
    Contact Fan Wang-Cahill for details, Fan.Wang-Cahill@usda.gov 

July 2022

  • U.S. – New Zealand Plant Health Bilateral Meeting, virtual (tentative)
    Contact Amanda Kenney for details, Amanda.M.Kenney@usda.gov           

August 2022

  • U.S. – Vietnam Plant Health Bilateral Meeting, virtual (TBD), August 15-19
    Contact Lisa Kohl for details, Lisa.M.Kohl@usda.gov
  • U.S. – Peru Plant Health Bilateral Meeting, virtual, August 22-23
    Contact Sarah Hieskill for details, Sarah.R.Hieskill@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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