March 21, 2017

APHIS Issues Second Stay on Final Rule to Allow Lemons from Northwest Argentina

On March 17, 2017, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) issued a second 60-day stay on the effective date of its final rule, published on December 23, 2016, to allow the importation of fresh lemons from northwest Argentina into the continental United States. 

No details were provided in the announcement as to the reason for the second 60-day stay.

Read WGs’ previous Spotlight story on the first stay and our opposition to the final rule.

For more information, contact Ken Gilliland at (949)885-2267.