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Plant Health Technical Bilateral Meetings

Due to the impact of the global coronavirus disease (COVID-19), APHIS conducts the majority of plant health technical bilateral meetings virtually; however, with lifting restrictions, APHIS has started making arrangements to begin conducting in-person meetings again. To continue mission critical work, APHIS is using both virtual and in-person engagements with trading partners to continue making progress on phytosanitary topics.

The following schedule is tentative and subject to change.

November 2022

  • U.S. -Thailand Plant Health Bilateral Meeting, virtual, November 3
    Contact Lisa Kohl for details, lisa.m.kohl@usda.gov
  • U.S. -Brazil Plant Health Bilateral Meeting, Washington D.C, November 9-10
    Contact Barbara Spangler for details barbara.r.spangler@usda.gov
  • U.S.-Mexico Plant Health Bilateral Meeting, virtual, November 15-16  
    Contact Eric Longen for details eric.c.longen@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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