Blueberry Exports to Chile Now Open for California, Oregon, Washington

USDA Trade Director for the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) Plant Protection and Quarantine Division Barbara Spangler notified the North American Blueberry Council (NABC) that blueberries from California, Oregon and Washington can be shipped to Chile with an import permit.

USDA Authorizes Fresh Carrot Imports from Republic of Korea

June 9, 2020 USDA APHIS

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is authorizing the importation of fresh carrots from the Republic of Korea into the United States.

USDA Confirms Ralstonia solanacearum race 3 biovar 2 in Geranium Plants in Greenhouse

April 22, 2020 USDA APHIS

The United States Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has confirmed the detection of Ralstonia solanacearum race 3 biovar 2 (RSr3b2) in a single variety of geranium plants located in a Michigan greenhouse.

USDA Authorizes Importation of Fresh Citrus Fruit from China

April 15, 2020 USDA APHIS

After thorough analysis, APHIS scientists determined that pummelo, Nanfeng honey mandarin, ponkan, sweet orange, and Satsuma mandarin fruit from China can be safely imported into the United States under a systems approach to protect against the introduction of plant pests.

USDA APHIS Provides Operational Update for Preclearance of Apples and Pears from New Zealand

April 10, 2020 USDA APHIS

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is announcing the temporary suspension of the preclearance program for apples and pears from New Zealand.