The Government of Colombia has asked USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) to authorize the importation of Dragon Fruit into the continental United States, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. 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 Dragon Fruit will be available for review and comment until April 19, 2022. To view the assessment or submit comments, go to https://www.aphis.usda.gov/plant-health/risk-assessment-consultation
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