The Government of Netherlands has asked USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) to authorize the importation of Onion (Allium cepa) for consumption into the United States under a preclearance program. Currently, The Netherlands already has access for onion without the preclearance option. 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 onion (Allium cepa) for consumption from Netherlands will be available for review and comment until January 28, 2022. To view the assessment or submit comments, go to https://www.aphis.usda.gov/plant-health/risk-assessment-consultation.
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