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APHIS Adopts Final Rule Amending Khapra Beetle Regulations

Tuesday, July 21, 2015
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The Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has adopted as a final rule, with changes, a Dec. 2014 interim rule that amended the khapra beetle regulations by incorporating additional regulated articles and countries, updating the regulations to reflect changes in industry practices and country names that have changed since the regulations were originally published, and moving the list of countries where khapra beetle is known to occur to the Plant Protection and Quarantine website. APHIS notes that these actions were necessary to prevent the introduction of khapra beetle from infested countries on commodities that have been determined to be hosts for the pest, reflect current industry practices, and make it easier to make timely changes to the list of regulated countries.

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