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Commodity Import Report (CIR)

Citrus (Fruit) from New Zealand into All Ports
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.
Citrus spp. Commodity Summary Guide Page Country Summary

Import Requirements
1 Admissible Plant Parts: Fruit
2 Admissible Ports: All Ports
3 Import Permit Required: An Import Permit is required. To obtain a permit, go to APHIS eFile.
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 Phytosanitary Certificate: Citrus consignments must be accompanied by a phytosanitary certificate issued by the National Plant Protection Organization (NPPO) of New Zealand with an additional declaration stating the fruit is free of Cnephasia jactatana, Coscinoptycha improbana, Ctenopseustis obliquana, Epiphyas postvittana, Pezothrips kellyanus, and Planotortrix excessana.
Instructions for Officers
7 Citrus consignments must undergo a port of entry inspection with a biometric sampling of 100% of 30 boxes selected randomly from each consignment. The randomly selected boxes must be examined for hitchhiking pests. restricted image
Commodity Information
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