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Imports of Raspberries, Turmeric from Peru Under Consideration

Thursday, June 18, 2020
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is considering separate requests to authorize the importation of fresh raspberries and turmeric rhizomes from Peru for consumption into the U.S. APHIS has drafted pest risk assessments that list the potential pests likely to remain on these commodities upon importation if no mitigation is applied. Comments on these assessments, including information that might lead APHIS to revise its assessments before identifying pest mitigations and proceeding with the commodity import approval process, are due by July 29.

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