APHIS has drafted a pest risk assessment for the importation of fresh Orange and Tangerine for consumption from Egypt into the U.S. The assessment describes potential pests associated with the commodity. This pest risk assessment will update a Federal Register notice published in 2013 that included a pest list and the U.S. geographic areas that can receive these imports.
APHIS shares draft pest risk assessments to determine whether stakeholders have information that might lead them to revise the draft assessment before identifying pest mitigations and proceed with the commodity import approval process.
The draft will be available for review and comment until February 12, 2023. To view the assessment or submit comments, visit www.aphis.usda.gov/plant-health/risk-assessment-consultation
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