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APHIS Updates

05/31/2012 01:07 pm

Dear Valued Customer,

The following updates have been made to the APHIS manual.

FAVIR  and the  Fruits and Vegetables Manual have been revised.

The reason for the revision is to add arugula, celery, and spinach to the list of admissible commodities from Colombia. [Docket No. APHIS-2010-0074; effective May 18, 2012].

In FAVIR, please open the Commodity Import Report (CIR) to view the import requirements. The manual page numbers that have changed are 3-74 and 3-75 (changes are indicated by black bars in the left margin.)

The second revision is to add pitaya (also known as pitahaya or dragon fruit) to the list of admissible commodities from several Central and South American countries. [Docket No. APHIS-2010-0113; effective May 16, 2012].

However, because program phytosanitary requirements for this commodity to meet U.S. entry requirements are not operational, import permits will not be issued at this time.

The countries and manual page numbers that have been revised are:
• Belize pages 3-35 and 3-36
• Costa Rica pages 3-82 and 3-83
• El Salvador pages 3-100 and 3-101
• Guatemala pages 3-129 and 3-130
• Honduras pages 3-140 and 3-141
• Nicaragua pages 3-224 and 3-225
• Panama pages 3-237 and 3-238

In FAVIR, please open the Commodity Import Report (CIR) for each country to view the import requirements.

If you have any questions please contact us at 305-471-8989.  
 
Thank you for your continued support,
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