APHIS has drafted a pest risk assessment for the importation of Papaya (Carica papaya) for consumption from Costa Rica into the United States. The assessment describes potential pests associated with the commodity.
APHIS shares draft pest risk assessments to determine whether stakeholders have information that might lead us to revise the draft assessment before we identify pest mitigations and proceed with the commodity import approval process.
The draft pest risk assessment for papaya will be available for review and comment until March 22, 2023. To view the assessment or submit comments, go to USDA APHIS | Stakeholder Risk Assessment Consultation