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IMMEDIATE UPDATE: FAVIR and the Fruits and Vegetables Manual 07/2012-181 - Guatemala

07/11/2012 11:54 am

Dear Valued Customer,

FAVIR  and the  Fruits and Vegetables Manual have been revised. Guatemala, tomato: clarified the program requirements for tomatoes

Import Requirements

1. Import Permit Required: An Import Permit is required. To obtain a permit, go to e-Permits
2. Subject to Inspection : This commodity is subject to inspection at the port of entry and all general requirements of 7 CFR 319.56-3
3. Commercial Consignments Only:
4. Other:
Green tomatoes are admissible from ALL areas of Guatemala. However, certain requirements apply to red and pink tomatoes.

If the tomato is: Then:
Pink or red and grown in OTHER THAN the Department of Peten

Consignments must meet the following conditions:

• Be accompanied by a phytosanitary certificate (PC) issued by the national plant protection organization of Guatemala with the additional declaration (AD) stating that "These tomatoes were grown in an approved production site and the consignment has been inspected and found free of the pests listed in the requirements."

• Arrive at the US port of entry in insect proof cartons or cartons covered with an insect proof tarpaulin.

• The shipping boxes must be labeled with the identity

Pink or red and grown in the Department of Peten

Consignments must meet the following conditions: 

• Be accompanied by a phytosanitary certificate (PC) issued by the national plant protection organization of Guatemala with an additional declaration (AD) stating that  "These tomatoes were grown in an area recognized to be free of Medfly and the consignment has been inspected and found free of the pests listed in the requirements."

• Arrive at the US port of entry in insect proof cartons or cartons covered with an insect proof tarpaulin.

• The shipping boxes must be labeled with the identity

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

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