ABBREVIATIONS


AMS

Automated Manifest System

APHIS

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA)

APM

Animal Product Manual

AQI

Agriculture Quarantine and Inspection (USDA APHIS)


BTS

Directorate of Border and Transportation Security (DHS)


CBP

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (DHS BTS)

CDC

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CITES

Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna


DFO

Director of Field Operations (DHS OFO)

DGMQ

Division of Global Migration and Quarantine (CDC NCID)

DHHS

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

DHS

U.S. Department of Homeland Security

DOI

U.S. Department of the Interior

DOJ

U.S. Department of Justice


EIS

Epidemic Intelligence Service


FAD

foreign animal diseases

FDA

Food and Drug Administration

FLETC

Federal Law Enforcement Training Center

FMD

foot-and-mouth disease

FSIS

Food Safety and Inspection Service

FTE

full-time-employee


HSA

Homeland Security Act


ICE

Immigration and Customs Enforcement

INA

Immigration and Nationality Act

INS

U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service (formerly DOJ, now DHS)

IOM

Institute of Medicine


LSS

Laboratories and Scientific Services (CBP)


MOU

Memorandum of Understanding


NCID

National Center for Infectious Diseases (CDC)

NCIE

National Center for Import and Export (USDA APHIS)

NTC

National Targeting Center (CBP OFO)


OFO

Office of Field Operations (DHS)


POE

Port of Entry

PPQ

Plant Protection and Quarantine (USDA APHIS)


SARS

severe acute respiratory syndrome

SIV

simian immunodeficiency virus


USDA

U.S. Department of Agriculture

USFWS

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service


VRS

Veterinary Regulatory Support

VS

Veterinary Services (USDA APHIS)



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