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USDA Proposes Rule for Importation of Citrus from Peru

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services is proposing to amend the fruits and vegetable regulations to allow citrus fruit from the entire country of Peru into the continental United States.  Currently, the regulations allow the importation of citrus fruit to the United States from five approved citrus-producing zones in Peru, subject to a systems approach.  However, based on the findings of a pest list and commodity import evaluation document, APHIS has determined that this systems approach also mitigates the plant pest risk associated with citrus fruit produced in all other areas of Peru.  Comments are due June 30.


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