The Puerto Rico coffee industry has asked the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) to authorize the import of unroasted coffee beans into Puerto Rico for consumption and propagation. APHIS has prepared a pest risk assessment that describes potential pests in connection with the goods.

APHIS will share draft pest risk assessments to determine if stakeholders have any information that could cause us to revise the draft assessment before we identify pest control measures and proceed with the goods import approval process.

The draft pest risk assessment for unroasted coffee for consumption and propagation from various central and southern countries as well as from Mexico to Puerto Rico will be available for review and comment until October 19, 2021. To view the rating or submit comments, go to: https://www.aphis.usda.gov/plant-health/risk-assessment-consultation

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