- On April 3, 2019
Members of ASTA’s International Executive Committee gathered this week in D.C. to set strategy and goals for ASTA’s international programs. ASTA received USDA Foreign Agriculture Service cooperator funding in February, which provides resources to implement international programs and activities in key markets. This year, ASTA is focused on China, Brazil, and Mexico, as well as South America, Southeast Asia, and Africa through our involvement in regional associations. Global harmonization on phytosanitary regulations, intellectual property rights, and plant breeding innovation continue to remain high priorities. While in town, the group met with officials from USDA, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, Customs and Border Protection, and the State Department.
If you’d like additional information about ASTA’s international programs and how you can engage, please email Abigail Struxness.