APHIS Posts Plant Health Trade Directors’ Area of Coverage

APHIS has updated and posted its area of coverage list for Phytosanitary Issues Management Plant Health Trade Directors.

APHIS’ Plant Health Trade Directors work with importers and exporters to develop work plans that ensure imported foreign agricultural commodities and U.S. agricultural exports are free from potentially harmful plant pests and diseases. 
 
Plant Health Trade Directors are part of APHIS’ Phytosanitary Issues Management (PIM) team. PIM facilitates and negotiates, through the use of transparent and science-based processes, the safe export and import of agricultural commodities. PIM serves as the primary point of contact for communication with foreign national plant protection organizations concerning plant health issues impacting agricultural trade.
 
For more information about PIM, please visit the APHIS Web site https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/ourfocus/planthealth/sa_international/ct_phytosanitary_management

APHIS Seeks Input on Draft International Phytosanitary Standards

The International Plant Protection Convention has posted for comment draft international phytosanitary standards on the following topics:

APHIS urges U.S. stakeholders to review and submit comments. Submit comments no later than Friday, August 26. You can download the draft standards from the IPPC consultation site or by clicking the links above. Specific instructions for submitting comments are available on the APHIS Web site. For more information contact Marina Zlotina at Marina.A.Zlotina@aphis.usda.gov. Continue reading