With some of the world's "finest produce" being grown right in this region, one apple grower is not fazed by an application to have apples exported from America.
The draft report from the Federal Department of Agriculture suggests apples from Idaho, Oregon and Washington be given clearance to enter the Australian market.
The department released the "Draft report for the review of biosecurity import requirements for fresh apple fruit from the Pacific Northwest states of the United States of America" for industry comment earlier this week.
For Batlow apple grower Greg Mouat, this is not something he is going to lose sleep over.
"The biggest issue that I have is that the protocols they in place must be strictly adhered to so there is little chance of the pests or diseases spreading," he said.
"But we do live in a global world, and we export to a lot of places, so we have to expect they will want to ship here.
"We can't stick our head in the sand."
As to whether the deal could impact local growers, Mr Mouat is confident in the quality of Australian apples reigning supreme.
"I think for the Americans to export fruit to this country is going to be a costly affair as it is a long way across the Pacific," he said.
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"The Australian people are well supplied with locally grown apples, and if they are mindful of the source of the produce, then I don't see it as an issue.
"We grow some of the finest and cleanest produce in the world, so why would you buy anything else."
Australia's peak apple and pear body, APAL, urged industry members and agricultural producers to have their say on the proposed arrangements.
"The report identifies 24 exotic mites, midges, maggots, worms, moths, rots, bacterium, fungi and viruses and documents repeated outbreaks in US growing regions," CEO Phil Turnbull said.
"These pests have the potential to devastate Australian apple production and other valuable agricultural industries, which threatens Australia's national food security and the food security of countries that rely on our safe, clean and high-quality agricultural exports."
Mr Turnbull also argued that there was little benefit to Australian consumers and retailers, which already have access to "safe, clean, high-quality apples" year-round.
He added that the country gets one shot at setting the access requirements and must ensure stringent processes and risk thresholds to safeguard Australia's food security.
"It's essential something of this significance is dealt with in a transparent manner and with the full involvement of the Australian industry," he said.
"We encourage everyone to make their views known.
"Once the report is finalised, it's up to the US to demonstrate how they would meet the requirements to Australia's satisfaction. Assuming this can be done, Australian consumers will ultimately assess their need for apples grown on the other side of the world."