ASI Meets with Incoming OIE Director-General
June 23, 2017

The American Sheep Industry joined with 18 other agricultural organizations on Thursday to meet with the new Organization for Animal Health (OIE) Director-General Dr. Monique Eloit at the American Farm Bureau Federation in Washington, D.C.
Dr. Eloit discussed the OIE's goals in establishing international science-based standards for trade in animal agriculture and the transparent presentation of the information on which those standards are based. While the focus was on controlling and eradicating foreign animal disease, the OIE's establishment of a U.S.-based liaison office in College Station, Texas was also discussed. The establishment of a U.S. liaison will give will hopefully provide U.S. agriculture a better conduit as the OIE continues to develop international trade standards.