Agrow is part of the Business Intelligence Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC’s registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use. Please do not redistribute without permission.

Printed By


USDA restricts rice imports

The USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has placed restrictions on the import of rice to prevent the introduction of Khapra beetles ( Trogoderma granarium). Imports of non-commercial quantities of rice from countries where the beetle occurs will be prohibited from July 30th. Commercial shipments will be required to carry a declaration that they are free from infestation. The beetle poses a serious threat to stored produce, including grains, spices and packaged goods, the APHIS points out. Previous detections have resulted in costly eradication efforts, it adds.



What to read next




Ask The Analyst

Please fill in the form below to send over your enquiry or check the Ask The Analyst Page to find out more about the service

Your question has been successfully sent to the email address below and we will get back as soon as possible. my@email.address.

All fields are required.

Please make sure all fields are completed.

Please make sure you have filled out all fields

Please make sure you have filled out all fields

Please enter a valid e-mail address

Please enter a valid Phone Number

Ask your question to our analysts