• April 24-26, 2024 | Hilton New Orleans Riverside, Louisiana

John Tyrone Jones II


Trade Director-Global Forestry Products

Tyrone began working for the United States Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services, Plant Protection and Quarantine (PPQ) in October of 1996. Since that time, he has served as a PPQ technician; PPQ officer; a PPQ supervisor; a Customs and Border Protection supervisor for bioterrorism control; a PPQ Export Specialist for Canada and Mexico, along with wood packaging material issues worldwide. The past 16 years he has served as the Trade Director for Forestry Products, managing the import, export, and trade of international forestry products; of which wood packaging material is one of the primary programs. He also served on several international committees to prepare and review standards for the North American Plant Protection Organization and the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC).

Sessions With John Tyrone Jones II

Thursday, 20 April

  • 01:30pm - 02:00pm (CST) / 20/apr/2023 06:30 pm - 20/apr/2023 07:00 pm

    Stopping Trouble at the Source: Reaching New Levels of ISPM-15 Cooperation

    The discovery of dangerous wood-boring pests in apparently compliant wood packaging material continues to be an expensive and frustrating hurdle for US breakbulk and project cargo importers and their supply chain partners. However, the government agencies involved with ISPM 15 inspection and enforcement, namely US Customs and Border Patrol and the US Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, are signaling a new willingness to work proactively with industry members, improve information transparency, and develop screening and prevention training programs. In this roundtable discussion, industry stakeholders will discuss progress made and progress still to be made with this expensive and frustrating issue.