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USDA Proposes to Allow Imports of Orchids in Growing Media from Korea

Friday, August 12, 2016
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is inviting comments by Oct. 11 on a proposed rule that would add orchid plants of the genera Phalaenopsis and Cymbidium from South Korea to the list of plants that may be imported into the continental United States in an approved growing medium. Currently such plants may only be imported as bare root plants. Under this proposed rule they could be imported in an approved growing medium if they are produced, handled and imported in accordance with the requirements of 7 CFR 319.37-8(e) and accompanied at the time of importation by a phytosanitary certificate issued by the national plant protection organization of Korea declaring that those requirements have been met.

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