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UPDATE: The USDA-APHIS Federal Order DA-2021-25 amends the entry requirements for importation

of Fragaria spp., Rosa spp. and Rubus spp. plants from Canada into the United States
by CFIA
September 19, 2021

UPDATE: The USDA-APHIS Federal Order DA-2021-25 amends the entry requirements for importation of Fragaria spp., Rosa spp. and Rubus spp. plants from Canada into the United States effective September 14, 2021.

On September 7, 2021, the United States Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA-APHIS) published Federal Order DA-2021-25 to prevent the introduction of strawberry blossom weevil (Anthonomus rubi) into the United States.

The Federal Order applies to all exports of Fragaria spp., Rosa spp., and Rubus spp. plants for planting from Canada.

Effective September 14, 2021, a phytosanitary certificate with an additional declaration is required for export of these plants, indicating: "The plants have been produced and certified by the National Plant Protection Organization (NPPO) of Canada as a pest-free place of production or a pest free production site for the strawberry blossom weevil (Anthonomus rubi) following the requirements of the International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures-10. The shipment has been inspected and found to be free of the strawberry blossom weevil (Anthonomus rubi)."

Further information on the requirements to meet the additional declaration for a pest free place of production and pest free production site will be available soon.

Fragaria spp. and Rosa spp. plants for planting may be shipped under the United States-Canada Greenhouse Grown Plant Certification Program (GCP), the Greenhouse Certification Program for Export of Greenhouse-grown plants to the United States (CGCP) and the Canadian Nursery Certification Program (CNCP), once a pest module for Anthonomus rubi has been implemented.

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