The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is notifying the public of the decision to revise requirements for the importation of fresh sand pear (Pyrus pyrifolia) fruit from the Republic of Korea into the United States (Docket No. APHIS-2020-0034).
APHIS previously published the pest risk analysis that describes potential pests associated with the commodity for public review and comment.
APHIS determined that the application of designated phytosanitary measures will be sufficient to mitigate the risks of plant pests or noxious weeds for the importation of fresh, non-precleared sand pear fruit from the Republic of Korea into all ports of the United States as an alternative to the preclearance program. This change is effective on September 27, 2022.
For more information: aphis.usda.gov