January 24, 2017

Trump Executive Order Prompts USDA to Issue 60-day Stay on Importation of Lemons from Argentina

Following a Trump White House directive signed on January 20, 2017, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is issuing a 60-day stay on its final rule to allow the importation of fresh lemon fruit from northwest Argentina into the continental United States.

The final rule was promulgated on December 23, 2016. The stay commenced on January 23, 2017, after it was published in the Federal Register.

Western Growers previously sent a letter to the Trump Transition Team requesting a delay in the implementation of the final rule. 

For more information, contact Dennis Nuxoll at (202) 296-0191.