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Commodity Import Report (CIR)

Potato (Tuber) 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.
Solanum tuberosum ssp. tuberosum Commodity Summary Guide Page Country Summary

Import Requirements
1 Admissible Plant Parts: Tuber
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 Other Certificate Required: Accompanied by one of the following documents issued by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA):
  • A Canadian phytosanitary certificate issued by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA); or
  • An E2-Certificate of Inspection for Fresh Fruit and Vegetables (CFIA/ACIA Form 2401); or
  • An E3-Certificate of Inspection for Fresh Fruit and Vegetables; or
  • An Export Document for C-PIQ Establishments Fresh Fruit and Vegetables (CFIA/ACIA Form 5314); or
  • A Certificate of Origin for Potatoes (CFIA/ACIA Form 5565)
5 Production Location: Potato cyst nematode (PCN)-regulated area (http://www.inspection.gc.ca/plants/plant-pests-invasive-species/directives/potatoes/d-96-05/eng/1323791878398/1323792597204#app3).
  5.1 Other Certificate Required: Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) will provide the following statement on the document presented: "The potatoes in this shipment have been cleaned and commercially packed in a CFIA-approved facility."
6 Production Location: Prince Edward Island
  6.1 Federal Order: Must be accompanied by a phytosanitary certificate or other documentation specified above. Such documentation must state the potatoes originated from Prince Edward Island, were grown in a field where potato wart is not known to occur, and they meet the requirements of Federal Order DA-2015-01, dated January 26, 2015.
  6.2 Federal Order: Unwashed potatoes for processing or repacking; or potatoes with excess residual soil can only be imported if shipped to a facility that has entered into a compliance agreement with APHIS. A USDA–APHIS Import Permit is required. The potatoes must be accompanied by a Certificate of Origin indicating the potatoes originated on Prince Edward Island, were grown in a field where potato wart is not known to occur, and they meet the requirements of Federal Order DA-2015-01, dated January 26, 2015.
7 Date Restriction: For field-grown crops, the growing season is May 1 through October 31.
Instructions for Officers
8 Documentation is not required if these conditions are met:
  • Personal use
  • Commercially packaged
  • Free from soil
  • 50 lbs. or less
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Commodity Information
9 For additional commodity information and images, visit https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=101293  
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