Following a request from Vietnam to export fresh star apple fruit to the United States, APHIS carefully reviewed pest information and other data submitted by Vietnam as part of the preparation of the pest risk assessment. Our scientists’ assessment concludes that Vietnamese star apple fruit can be safely imported into the continental United States if it meets several conditions. The fruit is required to be treated with APHIS approved treatments to address the pest risks found. The commercial consignments must also be accompanied by an export certificate, issued by APHIS’ counterpart agency in Vietnam, with a declaration that the fruit was prepared for export in accordance with the import requirements. The shipments will also be subject to inspection upon arrival at the port of entry into the continental United States.
Comments on the PRA and RMD can be submitted until September 19, 2016 on-line at https://www.regulations.gov/docket?D=APHIS-2016-0032
or by mail at:
Docket No. APHIS-2016-0032
Regulatory Analysis and Development, PPD
APHIS Station 3A-03.8
4700 River Road
Riverdale, MD 20737-1238
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