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APHIS Analyzes Pest Risks Associated with Importing Carrots from the Republic of Korea, Seeks Comments

Washington, D.C., November 12, 2019 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has prepared and is accepting comments on a pest risk analysis (PRA) regarding the importation of fresh carrots from the Republic of Korea into the United States. After thorough analysis, APHIS scientists determined carrots from Korea can be safely imported into the United States with the application of one or more of the phytosanitary measures outlined in the PRA.

APHIS will carefully consider all comments received by January 13, 2020. You can submit comments at After reviewing all comments, APHIS will announce its final decision in a subsequent notice in the Federal Register.

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