The Government of Guatemala has asked USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) to authorize the importation of dianthus (Dianthus spp.) plants for planting into the United States and Territories. APHIS has drafted a pest risk assessment that describes potential pests associated with the commodity.
APHIS shares draft pest risk assessments to determine whether stakeholders have information that might lead us to revise the draft assessment before we identify pest mitigations and proceed with the commodity import approval process.
APHIS is extending the comment period until November 23, 2021. This 30 day extension will give stakeholders additional time to submit comments on the draft pest risk assessment for dianthus plants for planting. To view the assessment or submit comments, go to: USDA APHIS | Stakeholder Risk Assessment Consultation
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