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U.S. may allow Importation of Avocados from Ecuador

The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is proposing to update its regulations to allow avocados from Ecuador to be imported into the continental U.S. To be eligible for import, the avocados would need to be produced under a systems approach and be accompanied by a phytosanitary certificate to ensure they can be safely imported while still protecting U.S. plant health.

The notice can be viewed in full in the Federal Register here.

APHIS will accept public comments for 60 days, starting on June 15, 2018. You may submit comments by either of the following methods:

  • Federal eRulemaking Portal:

  • Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery:

    • Send your comment to Docket No. APHIS-2016-0099, Regulatory Analysis and Development, PPD, APHIS, Station 3A-03.8, 4700 River Road Unit 118, Riverdale, MD 20737-1238.


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