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Commodity Import Report (CIR)

Chive (All plant parts) 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.
Allium schoenoprasum Commodity Summary Guide Page Country Summary

Import Requirements
1 Admissible Plant Parts: All plant parts
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: Fresh bulbs
  4.1 Phytosanitary Certificate: Consignments of fresh bulbs must be accompanied by a phytosanitary certificate issued by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) containing an additional declaration stating the shipment is free of Acrolepiopsis assectella. If the phytosanitary certificate or the additional declaration is missing, refuse entry.
  4.2 Other: Fresh bulb and other plant parts refer to bulbs that are harvested fresh and green. Fresh bulb and other plant parts could be scallions, green onion, or Welsh onion (Allium fistulosum), leeks (A. porrum), chives (A. schoenoprasum), garlic (A. sativum), green bunching onions (A. cepa var. cepa), shallots (A. cepa var. aggregatum), and ramps (A. tricoccum).
5 Other: Dry bulbs
  5.1 Other:

Inspect and release dry bulbs. Dry bulbs are Allium  spp. that are harvested and then left to cure in the field and placed in storage under controlled conditions to allow the bulbs to dry completely. Dry bulbs have a dry, papery outer skin as distinguished from fresh bulbs, which are green and soft.

Sprout suppressants are sometimes used to avoid sprouting of dry bulbs in storage, but in some situations sprouting might happen. These sprouts originate from storage so green parts related to sprouted dry bulbs do not require a phytosanitary certificate and can be released after inspection.

Dry bulb onions (Allium cepa var. cepa) come in a wide range of sizes and shapes. Bulbs might be red, white, or yellow. Examples of other dry bulbs are dried garlic (A. sativum) and dried shallots (A. aggregatum).

6 Date Restriction: For field-grown crops, the growing season is May 1 through October 31.
Instructions for Officers
7 If a commodity is not listed, refer to Special Procedures for Canadian fruits and vegetables ( restricted image
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