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Page 22 of 39 WHILE THE PERPETUAL globalization of trade continues to open up access to new markets and commodities for consumers, it simultaneously raises risks for the introduction of invasive pests to other geographies and foreign countries, which could severely damage native species, domestic agriculture, and even entire economies. Not surprisingly, the role of professional service providers that work with the trade community, government agencies, and others to control pests and develop solutions in a dynamic environment is hugely important, particularly with perishable goods such as food. "We see ourselves as trade facilitators," said Jared Freudenberg, business operations manager of the east region for Ecolab Specialty Pest Services. The treatment of import and export products is sometimes an "overlooked process" when it comes to global supply chains, he said. However, "it's a critical step not only in protecting US agriculture, but also our international agriculture partners." Ecolab is the largest fumigation provider in the US and has a significant presence in the Delaware River basin, including Philadelphia and New Jersey. A combination of "the latest technologies, expansive modeling capabilities, some of the best controls Fumigation and pest control Professional service providers facilitate global trade Western Fumigation A SPECIAL ADVERTISING SUPPLEMENT OF THE JOURNAL OF COMMERCE May 24 2021 | 23 PHILADELPHIA TRADE & LOGISTICS

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