News and Media

Importation of Asparagus from Peru

The Peruvian government has requested that the U.S. re-evaluate pest risks associated with importation of non-fumigated asparagus. Currently, the U.S. Peruvian asparagus importation following fumigation treatment with methyl bromide at the port of entry.

APHIS has drafted a pathway-initiated pest risk assessment (PRA) in response to this request, which concludes that non-fumigated asparagus from Peru poses a low risk to the continental U.S. The comment period  for this PRA will close in 30 days.

If you would like to review the document or provide comments, refer to the Stakeholder Risk Assessment Consultation page by clicking here.

Our specialized customs experts study trends, compliance issues and news like this and stay close to governing bodies so that we can continue to be your partner in trade. If you have a question about clearing your perishables for import into the U.S., give us a call. We close the loop on your supply chain with reliability, speed of delivery, and exceptional customer service.