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Commodity Import Report (CIR)

Litchi (Cluster of fruit; Fruit) from Thailand into All Ports Except Florida
The CIR contains current import regulation information for the selected Commodity Import (a specific commodity approved from a designated country, or region, into one or more designated ports). A flag ( Access Restricted to APHIS/CBP ) indicates information that is intended for and available to an APHIS/CBP audience only.
Litchi chinensis Commodity Summary Guide Page Country Summary

Import Requirements
1 Admissible Plant Parts: Cluster of fruit, Fruit
2 Admissible Ports: All Ports Except Florida
3 Import Permit Required: An Import Permit is required. To obtain a permit, go to e-Permits.
4 Subject to Inspection: This commodity is subject to inspection at the port of entry and all general requirements of 7 CFR 319.56-3.
5 Commercial Consignments Only
6 Condition of Entry Treatment: T105-a-2 (Irradiation) Irradiated in country of origin
  6.1 Preclearance Program: Must be precleared and irradiated with the specified treatment in compliance with 7 CFR 305.9 in the country of origin.
  6.2 Preclearance Program: The completed Preclearance Form 203 signed by the APHIS inspector in the country of origin confirming application of irradiation treatment must be presented at the time of entry.
  6.3 Phytosanitary Certificate: Must be accompanied by a phytosanitary certificate from the National Plant Protection Organization (NPPO) in the country of origin with an additional declaration stating the litchis were inspected during preclearance activities and found free of Peronophythora litchi.
  6.4 Packaging or Labeling Requirements: Boxes must be stamped, “Not for importation into or distribution within FL."
  6.5 Packaging or Labeling Requirements: Commodities irradiated in the country of origin must meet the following labeling and packaging requirements:

Boxes or cartons must be marked with:

  • Production Unit Code (PUC)
  • Treatment Facility Code (TFC)
  • Packinghouse Code (PHC)
  • Packing date
  • Lot number
  • A stamp with the words "Treated by irradiation" or "Treated with radiation"
  • The international radura symbol

If the boxes or cartons are not palletized, they must also include:

  • Treatment Facility Code (TFC)
  • Treatment Identification Number (TIN)
  • Treatment date

If the boxes or cartons are palletized, the pallets need to display only:

  • Treatment Facility Code (TFC)
  • Treatment Identification Number (TIN)
  • Treatment date

The palletized boxes or cartons must be wrapped with polyethylene shrink wrap, net wrapping, or strapping (excluding air shipments.) If air shipments are not palletized, cartons must be pest proof, and the shipment can be broken down into smaller shipping units, such as LD-3 air cargo containers.

7 Condition of Entry Treatment: T105-a-2 (Irradiation) Irradiated upon arrival in the United States
  7.1 Condition of Entry Treatment: A bilateral agreement between APHIS and the National Plant Protection Organization (NPPO) of the exporting country is required before irradiation in the U.S. is an approved option. The NPPO must make a formal request to APHIS for this option. Contact the NPPO at:
8 Reference Information: To be treated in accordance with the Plant Protection and Quarantine Treatment Manual (
Instructions for Officers
9 If the consignment was irradiated, refer to the Special Procedures for Precleared Irradiated Fruits and Vegetables ( restricted image
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Additional Requirements
11 Growing conditions

Litchi must be grown in a production area that is registered with and monitored by the National Plant Protection Organization (NPPO) of Thailand.


Litchi must be treated for plant pests of the class Insecta, except pupae and adults of the order Lepidoptera, with irradiation in accordance with 7 CFR Part 305.
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