APHIS Seeks Comments on Draft Pest Risk Assessment on Three Produce Items

August 12, 2019 USDA APHIS

Brazil, Argentina and Ecuador have all asked USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) to authorize the importation of fresh products.

APHIS Confirms Detection of Phytophthora ramorum-Infected Plants in Commerce

July 11, 2019 USDA APHIS

The infected rhododendron plants were part of a larger shipment that originated from nurseries in Washington State and Canada. APHIS is working with officials from those locations to trace the distribution of plants from this shipment, which were sent to 18 states.

APHIS Seeks Comment on a Proposal to Adjust Requirements for Importation of Carnations From Kenya

May 13, 2019 USDA APHIS

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is making available for review and comment a proposal to adjust import requirements in the USDA Plants for Planting Manual for imports of carnation cuttings from Kenya. Currently, carnation cuttings from Kenya must remain quarantined for a year after they enter the United States.

APHIS Resumes Imports of Pomegranate Arils from Peru into the US

December 20, 2018 USDA APHIS

APHIS suspended imports of pomegranate arils from Peru in June 2018 based on port-of-entry detections of Mediterranean fruit fly (Ceratitis capitata, Medfly).