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Imports of Melons from Japan Under Consideration

Thursday, January 16, 2020
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is considering a request to authorize the importation into the continental U.S., Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands of fresh melon fruit from Japan. APHIS has drafted a pest risk assessment that lists the potential pests likely to remain on this commodity upon importation if no mitigation is applied. Comments on this assessment, including information that might lead APHIS to revise its assessment before identifying pest mitigations and proceeding with the commodity import approval process, are due by Feb. 14.

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