The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has evaluated pests associated with each commodity in each country to determine the risk of introduction to the U.S., according to a news release. Comments are due Sept. 9 and can be submitted to PPQPRAcomments@aphis.usda.gov.
Currently, avocado imports to the U.S. are dominated by Mexico, which has roughly 90% share over the last four years, according to the USDA’s Economic Research Service.
Kiwi imports over the same time frame have been split mainly between Italy (36%), Chile (35%) and New Zealand (25%). Data was not available for passion fruit.