The Government of Ethiopia has asked USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) to authorize the importation of Fresh Thyme (Thymus vulgaris) for consumption into the United States and Territories. 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 Fresh Thyme will be available for review and comment until April 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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