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APHIS Seeks Comment on Draft Pest Risk Assessment for the Importation of Sweet Potato from South Korea

The Government of South Korea has requested the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) to authorize the importation of Sweet Potato for consumption into the continental United States. APHIS has drafted a pest risk assessment that describes potential pests associated with this 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 sweet potatoes for consumption will be available for review and comment until January 12, 2022. To view the assessment or submit comments, go to https://www.aphis.usda.gov/plant-health/risk-assessment-consultation


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