On June 1, 2010, the US Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Inspection Service (APHIS) proposed to allow commercial shipments of pepper from Panama to be imported into the United States under certain conditions. Under the proposed rule, the shipments would not require treatment, but would be subject to other conditions, including trapping, pre-harvest inspection, and shipping procedures. Written comments on the proposed rule must be received on or before August 2, 2010.