ports of entry by 350 (for a total of about 3000 inspectors), and is adding 20 veterinarians to agricultural quarantine inspection programs.
As seen above, APHIS inspections are primarily funded through the collection of Agricultural Quarantine Inspection (AQI) user fees.
Under the agricultural quarantine inspection
(AQI) program, passengers and cargo are inspected at U.S.
The agency also proposed adjustments to the hourly rates charged when APHIS employees perform overtime work associated with agricultural quarantine inspections
The inking of the mostly minor trade agreements -- relating to cooperation on fishing labor, agricultural quarantine inspections
, and industrial product standards, inspection and certification -- followed two days of talks marking the fourth round of trade negotiations since Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou took office last year.