The government of Ethiopia has asked USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) to authorize the importation of tarragon for consumption into the continental United States. APHIS has drafted a pest risk assessment that describes potential pests associated with the commodity.
APHIS shares the draft pest risk assessments to determine whether stakeholders have information that might lead us to revise the assessment before we identify pest risk mitigations and proceed with the commodity import approval process.
The draft pest risk assessment for tarragon for consumption from Ethiopia will be available for review and comment until May 14, 2020. To view the assessment or submit comments, go to https://www.aphis.usda.gov/plant-health/risk-assessment-consultation.
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