About QIA

Commissioner's Message

March 1, 2016

Welcome to the official website of the Animal and Plant Quarantine Agency.
I am Bong-kyun Park, commissioner of the Animal and Plant Quarantine Agency (QIA).
I would like to extend sincere gratitude to you for your keen interest and support toward QIA.
Launched in 2011, QIA was relocated to Gimcheon-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do in December, 2015. Amid an increased international trade and rapid climate change, the role of QIA is to ensure the firm biological border of our nation, keep the people safe from biological threats, and enrich the producers.
Accordingly, QIA is planning to emerge as an agency that is recognized by the people and the world by implementing following projects.
First, QIA will strive for implementing long-term research projects supporting policies aimed at controlling major livestock diseases such as Foot-and-Mouth Disease (FMD), Avian Influenza (AI), Brucellosis, Tuberculosis, etc.
Second, QIA will be committed to establishing the methods of preemptive, scientific and reliable epidemiological investigation utilizing Information and Communications Technology (ICT) such as Internet of Things (IoT).
Third, QIA will contribute to realizing the technological advancement of plant quarantine and inspection in order to deal with climate change and international trade between countries in a proactive manner.
Forth, QIA will make sure to strengthen the global animal disease control networks through international joint agreements and collaborative research projects to respond to an increased international trade. In addition, we will play an essential role in establishing quarantine infrastructure to keep up with social change by expanding the number of sniffer dogs and developing state-of-the art technology.
Fifth, QIA will lay the foundation to nurture prominent scientists and researchers by promoting research on animal and plant diseases and making favorable climate for conducting research, establishing itself as a research agency recognized by the world.
All QIA employees will make an all-out effort to respect what people say and communicate with them in order to realize "Clean Korea for Happy People".
I look forward to your constant interest and support.
Thank you.
Commissioner, Bong-kyun Park