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Commodity Import Report (CIR)

Pepper (Fruit) from Canada 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.
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ATTENTION: Federal Order DA-2019-28 has modified the import requirements. DETAILS  

Import Requirements
1 Admissible Plant Parts: Fruit
2 Admissible Ports: All Ports
3 Subject to Inspection: If grown in Canada, this commodity is subject to inspection at the port of entry and all general requirements of 7 CFR 319.56-10.
4 Commercial Consignments Only
5 Other Certificate Required: Documentation of origin should be verified on an invoice or similar document as required by CFR 319.56-3(d)(1). A Certificate of Origin for Fresh Peppers can also be used to verify origin. One Certificate of Origin can cover all consignments of peppers in an individual truck.
6 Federal Order: Federal Order DA-2019-28 [], effective November 22, 2019, has updated the import requirements. Consignments must be accompanied by ONE of the following documents:
Phytosanitary Certificate—accompanied by a phytosanitary certificate issued by the National Plant Protection Organization (NPPO) of the country of origin with an additional declaration stating the fruit in the consignment was inspected and found free of the symptoms of tomato brown rugose fruit virus (ToBRFV); OR
Inspection Certificate—accompanied by an inspection certificate document issued by the grower or packer stating the fruit in the consignment has been inspected and found free of the symptoms of ToBRFV. The inspection certificate must include the date of the inspection, the name, title, office, and address of the person issuing the inspection certificate, as well as the names and addresses of the grower and packinghouse.
7 Date Restriction: The growing season for field-grown crops is May 1 through October 31.
The growing season for greenhouse-grown crops is year round.
Instructions for Officers
8 If a commodity is not listed, refer to Special Procedures for Canadian fruits and vegetables ( restricted image
9 An original Certificate of Origin for Fresh Peppers that is signed and dated is the preferred method of documenting the consignment is Canadian grown.
Example of a Certificate of Origin (
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