USDA seeks comment on pest risk assessment for import of ornamental cherry

APHIS has drafted a pest risk assessment for the import, or use as a cut flower, of ornamental cherry cuttings from Japan. The assessment describes potential pests associated with the commodity.

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APHIS shares draft pest risk assessments to determine whether stakeholders have information that might lead us to revise the draft assessment before we identify pest mitigations and proceed with the commodity import approval process.

The draft pest risk assessment for ornamental cherry cuttings will be available for review and comment until October 26, 2022. To view the assessment or submit comments, go to

For more information:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

+1 202 720 2791  



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