US: USDA proposes to amend import regulations Taiwanese orchids

The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service of the USDA is proposing to amend the regulations governing the importation of plants for planting to add orchid plants of the genus Dendrobium from Taiwan to the list of plants that may be imported into the United States in an approved growing medium, subject to specified growing, inspection, and certification requirements. They are taking this action in response to a request from the Taiwanese Government and after determining that the plants could be imported, under certain conditions, without resulting in the introduction into, or the dissemination within, the United States of a plant pest or noxious weed.

They will consider all comments that they receive on or before December 27, 2016.

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