Background

The Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is considering separate requests to authorize the importation of the following goods.

- dianthus plants for planting into the U.S. and its territories from Guatemala (comments due Oct. 11)

- fresh oregano for consumption into the U.S. from Kenya (comments due Oct. 13)

- fresh parsley for consumption into the U.S. from Kenya (comments due Oct. 13)

- fresh mango fruit for consumption into the U.S. and its territories from Egypt (comments due Oct. 13)

- orchid plants for planting into the U.S. and its territories from Taiwan (comments due Oct. 15)

- gerbera plants for planting into the U.S. and its territories from the Netherlands (comments due Oct. 15)

- unroasted coffee for consumption and propagation into Puerto Rico from various south and central American countries and Mexico (comments due Oct. 19)

- tomatoes for consumption into the U.S. from the Canary Islands (comments due Oct. 19)

- fresh mango fruit from Guatemala (comments due by Nov. 8)

- fresh melon for consumption into the U.S. from Uzbekistan (comments due by Oct. 20)

- wheat for consumption into the U.S. from Lithuania (comments due by Oct. 20)

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, may be submitted by the deadlines indicated.

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