ABSTRACT

Safeguarding American Plant Resources   [open pdf - 574KB]

A global marketplace is the future, and that future has arrived. In this marketplace, international travel and trade have not only made borders irrelevant, but also dramatically increased the risk of invasive plant pest introductions. The challenge to the United States Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Plant Protection and Quarantine (APHIS-PPQ) is defining its role in this environment, today and far into the future. To this end, APHIS-PPQ policies and procedures must be transformed to meet the demands of a world economy shaped by technological change, international economic integration, strategic alliances and partnerships, and domestic market maturation.

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1999-07-01
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