The government of South Korea has asked USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) to authorize the importation of bunjae (miniaturized plants) of elm,Ulmus davidiana Planch (Ulmaceae) for propagation into the continental United States. 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.
The draft pest risk assessment for propagative dwarf plants of elm from the Republic of Korea will be available for review until January 11, 2021. To view the assessment or submit comments, go to https://www.aphis.usda.gov/plant-health/risk-assessment-consultation.
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