USDA Hosts Meetings on Quarantine
The United States Department of Agriculture-Animal Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA) will hold six (6) meetings across the country to hear the public’s thoughts and concerns on import quarantine centers and the services they provide to all animals, including horses. This is an opportunity for the horse industry to comment on possible changes that can be made to better facilitate the importation of horses and semen.
During the meetings, APHIS will be asking users to respond to the following questions:
What factors do you consider when preparing to import horses requiring quarantine?
What factors do you consider when choosing locations for horse quarantines?
How can e-commerce enhance the importation process?
What are your experiences with quarantine facilities in other countries?
How do you see your need for quarantine services changing over the next 5 to 10 years?
What other options, ideas or topics should USDA consider relevant to current horse import quarantine processes?
Meeting registration will take place on-site. All meetings will run from 8 am to 5 pm at the following locations:
Los Angeles, CA-February 19, 2014
Embassy Suites, Los Angeles International Airport/South (Phone: 310-640-3600)
1440 E. Imperial Ave., El Segundo, CA 90245
Louisville, KY-February 25, 2014
Clarion Hotel and Conference Center, Louisville North (Phone: 812-283-4411)
505 Marriott Drive, Clarksville, IN 47129
Chicago, Illinois-February 27, 2014
Embassy Suites Chicago Downtown Lakefront (Phone: 312-836-5900)
511 N. Columbus Dr., Chicago, IL 60611
Riverdale, MD-March 3, 2014
APHIS headquarters (Phone: 301-851-3454)
4700 River Road, Riverdale, MD 20737
New York, NY-March 5, 2014
Courtyard by Marriott LaGuardia Airport (Phone: 718-446-4800)
90-10 Grand Central Parkway, East Elmhurst, NY 11369
Miami, FL-March 11, 2014
Courtyard by Marriott, Miami Airport South (Phone: 305-642-8200)
1201 NW LeJeune Road, Miami FL 33126
USPREBA Representatives will be in attendance to further the interests of the Pure Spanish Horse (P.R.E.).