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APHIS Authorization for Importation of Commercial Avocado Fruit from Continental Ecuador into the Continental United States

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is authorizing importation of commercial fresh avocado fruit of all varieties (Persea americana) from continental Ecuador into the continental United States. This commodity will be imported using safeguarding measures to minimize the risk of introducing plant pests and noxious weeds into the United States. APHIS previously made the pest risk analysis available for public review and comment.

Based on the pest risk assessment, APHIS experts determined that the application of one or more designated phytosanitary measures will be sufficient to mitigate the risk of introducing or disseminating plant pests or noxious weeds via the importation of commercial varieties of fresh avocado fruit from continental Ecuador. This change will go into effect on May 26, 2022.

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