Department of Agriculture September 14, 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Importation of Orchids in Growing Media From the Republic of Korea Into the Continental United States
Document Number: 2017-19519
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-09-14
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are amending the regulations governing the importation of plants for planting to add orchid plants of the genera Phalaenopsis and Cymbidium from the Republic of Korea to the list of plants that may be imported into the continental United States in an approved growing medium, subject to specified growing, inspection, and certification requirements. We are taking this action in response to a request from the Republic of Korea and after determining that the plants could be imported under certain conditions without resulting in the introduction into, or the dissemination within, the United States of a plant pest or noxious weed.