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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.
Capsicum spp. Commodity Summary Guide Page Country Summary

Import Requirements
1 Admissible Plant Parts: Fruit
2 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.
3 Admissible Ports: All Ports
4 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.
5 Commercial Consignments Only
6 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
7 If a commodity is not listed, refer to Special Procedures for Canadian fruits and vegetables ( restricted image
8 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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Commodity Information
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