The USDA will amend their current rule to allow the imports of Taiwanese Orchids dendrobium plant cultivars with cultivation medium
By: Juvina Lai, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health
Inspection Service (APHIS) announced yesterday that it is amending its regulations to allow the importation of orchid plants of the genus Dendrobium from Taiwan into the United States making Taiwan the first country in the world to export dendrobium plant cultivars to the U.S.
“We are amending the regulations governing the importation of plants for planting, to add orchid plants of the genus Dendrobium from Taiwan to the list of plants that may be imported into the 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 Taiwanese Government 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 quarantine plant pest or noxious weed” the United States Federal Register said in a published document released on its website.