The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has prepared a pest risk assessment (PRA) and risk management document (RMD) that proposes that fresh pummelo fruit can be safely imported from Vietnam into the United States with appropriate phytosanitary measures. Based on the analysis, the agency has proposed specific phytosanitary measures for fresh pummelo consignments that, if met, will minimize the risk of introducing plant pests and noxious weeds into the United States.
APHIS is making the pest risk analysis available to the public for review and comment. The agency will consider all comments received on or before February 25, 2022. To view the notice, go to http://www.regulations.gov, and enter APHIS-2020-0106 in the search field. After reviewing comments, APHIS will announce a final decision regarding the authorization of fresh pummelo fruit from Vietnam in a subsequent notice.
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