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Lemon (Fino/Primofioro/Mesero) (Fruit) from Spain 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 limon 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 e-Permits.
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: Require a phytosanitary certificate stating the fruit was inspected and found free of Ceratitis capitata, Prietocella barbara, and Cochlicella acuta. If the lemons were harvested from May 1 through November 1, also require the additional declaration stating the lemons were harvested green. If the necessary additional declaration(s) are absent, PROHIBIT ENTRY. Moreover, the "Name of Produce and Quantity Declared" block of the phytosanitary certificate must show the Fino variety.

Consignments may or may not be precleared. To validate foreign site preclearance inspection and/or treatment, precleared consignments must be accompanied by a signed PPQ Form 203 or by an email from APHIS with a PPQ Form 203 attachment (signed or unsigned). If the consignment was not precleared, INSPECT AND RELEASE.
7 Production Location: Admissible ONLY from continental Spain and the Balearic Islands.
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