U.S. Department of Agriculture USDA, APHIS
Thiermann is serving as International Organisations Coordinator in
Paris, France, where he represents APHIS at relevant standard setting
organisations dealing with animal health and international trade.
This recent appointment in Paris resulted in response to his current
leadership position in the standard setting committee of the OIE,
as well as his past experience as twice chairman of the World Trade
Organisation's Sanitary and Phytosanitary Committee (WTO-SPS).
During 1997 to 1999 he was elected Chairman of the World Trade Organisation,
Sanitary and Phytosanitary Committee (WTO-SPS). From 1994 he served
as the vice-president of the OIE' Code Commission and since 2000 he
has served as president of this important standard-setting committee.
served as a member of the U.S. delegations to the negotiation of the
WTO, the IPPC, as well as serving as U.S. Coordinator for the Codex
joined APHIS in 1989 as the Deputy Administrator for International
Services. Before joining APHIS, he served as the National Program
Leader for animal health research under the USDA's Agriculture Research
native of Chile, he received his DVM degree from the University of
Chile, and a PhD degree from the School of Medicine at Wayne State
University in Detroit, Michigan.