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NAPPRA (Not Authorized Pending Pest Risk Analysis)

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has established a new category of regulated articles in the regulations governing the importation of plants for planting, commonly known as the Q37 regulations.  This revision allows APHIS to maximize protection of U.S. agriculture from foreign pests that could enter this country while minimizing adverse economic and trade impacts.  This new category lists taxa of plants for planting whose importation is not authorized pending pest risk analysis (NAPPRA).  Learn More >>

Federal Register Publications


Proposed NAPPRA Candidates


Lists of NAPPRA Taxa

For more specific information on the import restrictions for Plants for Planting please see the Plants for Planting Manual.

Pest Datasheets


Stakeholder Suggestions

APHIS is currently accepting suggestions from stakeholders for additions to the NAPPRA category. Learn more >>

Frequently Asked Questions

View a list of the commonly asked questions and concerns associated with NAPPRA.

Supporting Documents


Contact Information

Please submit questions regarding the new NAPPRA category to one of the following addresses:

  • Email: ppq.nappra@aphis.usda.gov
  • Mail: ATTN: NAPPRA Questions, Unit 133, RPM, PPQ, APHIS, 4700 River Road, Riverdale, MD 20737-1236


Stakeholders Registry

If you wish to be notified as new information becomes available regarding NAPPRA, please register for the APHIS-PPQ Stakeholders and select “Plants for Planting” under “Importations into the United States” as a topic of interest.

Additional Information