On October 17, 2018 Vietnam announced suspension of the November 1 implementation date for a policy of re-exporting any grain (from all origins) in which seeds of Canada thistle (Cirsium arvense) are detected. Instead, if Canada thistle is detected in imports, Vietnam will continue to require conditioning or supervised processing. Vietnam stated that it is now reviewing comments from importers and the U.S. and Russia before further action. No timeline has been announced, but USDA APHIS has requested that the suspension continue at least until pest risk discussions with supplying countries are concluded. After which, Vietnam’s National Plant Protection Organization’s website states that a two-month notification period will allow importers to make any necessary adjustments to any new announced measures.