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The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has revealed that Ecuador has requested that the US allows fresh Andean blackberries and raspberriesto be imported into the country.

According to the USDA, Morocco hassimilarly asked to allow importations of fresh raspberriesfruit into the US.

USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service'sCenter for Plant Health Science and Technology has drafted two separate pathway-initiated risk analyses for the two requests.

'Both draft documents are available for 30 days for stakeholders to review and provide comments,' the USDA noted.

The two documents and instructions for submitting comments may be accessed through the following link: http://www.aphis.usda.gov/import_export/plants/plant_imports/process/stakeholder_consultation.shtml .