The Government of Nigeria has asked USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) to authorize the importation of commercial shipments of oha leaves (Pterocarpus mildbraedii) into the continental United States. APHIS has drafted a pest risk assessment that describes potential pests associated with the commodity and a risk management document and the mitigations that will ensure safe importation into the United States. Currently, oha leaves are not allowed importation into the United States.
APHIS is making these documents available to the public for review and comment for 60 days, ending on August 8, 2022. To make a comment, go to http://www.regulations.gov, and enter APHIS-2021-074 in the search field.
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