Skip to main content
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
U.S. Department of Agriculture
USDA FAQ's and resources about coronavirus (COVID-19).  LEARN MORE

APHIS Revises Requirements for Importing Fresh Sand Pear Fruit from the Republic of Korea into the United States

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is notifying the public of the decision to revise requirements for the importation of fresh sand pear (Pyrus pyrifolia) fruit from the Republic of Korea into the United States (Docket No. APHIS-2020-0034). APHIS previously published the pest risk analysis that describes potential pests associated with the commodity for public review and comment.

APHIS determined that the application of designated phytosanitary measures will be sufficient to mitigate the risks of plant pests or noxious weeds for the importation of fresh, non-precleared sand pear fruit from the Republic of Korea into all ports of the United States as an alternative to the preclearance program. This change is effective on September 27, 2022.

USDA touches the lives of all Americans each day in so many positive ways. In the Biden-Harris Administration, USDA is transforming America’s food system with a greater focus on more resilient local and regional food production, fairer markets for all producers, ensuring access to safe, healthy and nutritious food in all communities, building new markets and streams of income for farmers and producers using climate smart food and forestry practices, making historic investments in infrastructure and clean energy capabilities in rural America, and committing to equity across the Department by removing systemic barriers and building a workforce more representative of America. To learn more, visit

Complementary Content