USDA TO ASSESS IMPORT RISKS OF KOREAN UNSHU ORANGES
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service will assess the pest risk associated with increased imports of Unshu oranges from South Korea.
Unshu oranges are allowed into any area the United States under certain conditions, except for American Somoa, Arizona, California, Florida, Louisiana, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, Texas and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
This pest assessment is based on a request from the Korean government to expand the import of Unshu oranges into citrus-producing areas of the United States, the USDA said.
The USDA encourages the industry to review and comment on the pest risk assessment, which is available online at http://www.aphis.usda.gov/ppq/pra.