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APHIS Amends Federal Order for Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cubense Tropical race 4 (Foc TR4) Import Restrictions


To: State and Territory Agricultural Regulatory Officials

APHIS is amending the Federal Order and Letter issued on May 20, 2021 (DA-2020-22 and DA-2021-06) to remove Costa Rica from the list of countries where Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cubense Tropical race 4 (Foc TR4) is known to exist, and remove any new corresponding restrictions on the importation of Foc TR4 hosts from Costa Rica. We are taking this action because Foc TR4 is not known to occur in Costa Rica. The attached revised Federal Order replaces the May 20, 2021 order.

For additional information regarding this Federal Order, please contact Senior Regulatory Policy Specialist Lydia E. Colon at 301-851-2302 or


Dr. Osama El-Lissy
Deputy Administrator
Plant Protection and Quarantine

Attachment:  Federal Order   

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