Federal Import Orders

A Federal Order is a legal document issued in response to an emergency when the Administrator of APHIS considers it necessary to take regulatory action to protect agriculture or prevent the entry and establishment into the United States of a pest or disease. Federal Orders are effective immediately and contain the specific regulatory requirements. Plant Protection and Quarantine issues Federal Orders under the regulatory authority provided by the Plant Protection Act of June 20, 2000, as amended, Section 412(a), 7 U.S.C. 7712(a), which authorizes the Secretary of Agriculture to prohibit or restrict the importation or entry of any plant, plant part, or article if the Secretary determines that the prohibition or restriction is necessary to prevent the introduction or dissemination of a plant pest into or within the United States. Federal Orders will remain in effect until they are revised by another Federal Order or until an interim rule on the subject is published. Please note that this is not an exhaustive list of PPQ Federal Orders. PPQ's Emergency and Domestic Programs also issues Federal Orders to prohibit or restrict interstate movement. Federal Orders for emergency and domestic programs are posted on the APHIS site under the specific plant pest or disease program to which the Federal Order pertains. You can find a list of those programs at the Plant Pest Program Information homepage. 

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Asian Longhorned Beetle | Bactrocera invadens | Citrus Longhorned Beetle | Climbing Fern | Cut Flowers | European Grapevine Moth  | Firewood | Fruit Fly | Huanglongbing Disease of Citrus and Citrus Variegated Chlorosis | Honey Bees |  Mango Seed Weevil | Palm Pests | Pea Leaf Miner | Peanut Smut  |  Phytophthora alni | Phytophthora ramorum | PotatoesPseudomonas syringae pv. actinidiae, (bacterial canker of kiwifruit)| Pseudomonas syringae pv. aesculi, causal agent of bleeding canker of horse chestnut | Tomato Virus | Tuta absoluta | West Indian Fruit Fly

APHIS Actions:

 

Asian Longhorned Beetle

 

Bactrocera invadens

 

Citrus Longhorned Beetle

 

Climbing Fern

 

Cut Flowers

 

European Grapevine Moth

 
Firewood 

 

 Fruit Fly 

 

Honey Bees

 

Huanglongbing Disease of Citrus and Citrus Variegated Chlorosis

 

Mango Seed Weevil

 

Palm Pests

 

Pea Leaf Miner

 

Peanut Smut

 

Potatoes

 

Phytophthora alni

 

Phytophthora ramorum

 

Pseudomonas syringae pv. actinidiae, (bacterial canker of kiwifruit)

 

Pseudomonas syringae pv. aesculi, causal agent of bleeding canker of horse chestnut

 

Tomato Virus

 

Tuta absoluta

West Indian Fruit Fly