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Importation of coriander (Coriandrum sativum) from Guatemala into the United States for consumption - A Qualitative, Pathway Initiated Pest Risk Assessment



[Draft made available to stakeholder comments up to 2023-06-14] 

The purpose of this report is to assess the pest risks associated with importing commercially produced above ground parts (leaves and stems) of coriander, Coriandrum sativum L. (Apiaceae), from Guatemala into the United States for consumption.

Based on the market access request submitted by Guatemala, we did not consider the pathway to include any specific pest exclusion measures. The pest risk ratings depend on the application of all conditions of the pathway as described in this document; leaves and stems produced under different conditions were not evaluated and may pose a different pest risk.

We used scientific literature, port-of-entry pest interception data, and information from the government of Guatemala to develop a list of pests with quarantine significance for the United States. These are pests that occur in Guatemala on any host and are associated with the commodity plant species anywhere in the world.

The following organisms are candidates for pest risk management because they have met the threshold for unacceptable consequences of introduction and can follow the commodity import pathway.

Liriomyza huidobrensis

Copitarsia decolora

Copitarsia incommoda

The detailed examination and choice of appropriate phytosanitary measures to mitigate pest risk are addressed in a separate document.


  • Copitarsia decolora
  • Copitarsia incommoda
  • Coriandrum sativum
  • Liriomyza huidobrensis


  • Coriandrum sativum


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PRA Area

  • United States of America