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Canada and the United States Proposes to Recognize Some European Countries As Free As Citrus and Asian Longhorned Beetles

In response to a request from the European Commission, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and the United States Department of Agriculture - Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA-APHIS) are proposing to recognize 22 European Union (EU) Member States as free from longhorned beetle citrus (CLHB) and Asian longhorned beetle (ALHB). Under this proposal, the CFIA and APHIS would only recognize those countries that have been infected or infested 3 or more years ago. The EU Member States of Austria, Croatia, Finland, France, Germany, and Italy remain on the list of countries where CLB and / or ALB are present.
 
As part of our effort to work with the EU, we need more than 10 mm (0.4 inches) to be eligible from the 22 EU Member States. ALB when this change comes into force. 
Source : HortCouncil