Apr 14, 2020
Netherlands seeks to import potato seed to U.S.

The government of the Netherlands has requested USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) to authorize the importation of greenhouse-grown, commercially produced dried true potato seed for planting from the Netherlands into the continental United States. APHIS has drafted a pest risk assessment that describes potential pests associated with the commodity.

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

The draft pest risk assessment for true potato seed for planting from the Netherlands will be available for review and comment until May 26, 2020. To view the assessment or submit comments, go to www.aphis.usda.gov/plant-health/risk-assessment-consultation.


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