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Tomato Brown Rugose Fruit Virus

(Figures 1 and 2: Luria, et al., 2017; Figure 3: Alkowni, et al., 2019

On November 15, 2019, APHIS issued a Federal Order imposing restrictions on imports of tomato and pepper seed lots, transplants, and fruit from all countries where tomato brown rugose fruit virus exists. These actions will be effective Friday, November 22. In addition, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will increase inspections of tomato and pepper seed, plant, and fruit imports from countries where the virus is known to occur and will take action to keep any infected products out of the country.

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