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Commodity Import Report (CIR)

Cherry (Fruit) from Australia into All Ports
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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 Production Location: Tasmania
  5.1 Packaging or Labeling Requirements: Consignments of Tasmanian origin: require each consignment to be certified as Tasmanian origin by an authorized official of Tasmania, and each container to be marked as being of Tasmanian origin.
6 Production Location:

Eastern Australia, defined as the Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, New South Wales, and Victoria.

  6.1 Condition of Entry Treatment: T107-d-1 (Cold Treatment) , or T108-a-1 (Fumigation and Cold Treatment) , or T108-a-2 (Fumigation and Cold Treatment) , or T108-a-3 (Fumigation and Cold Treatment) If treatment has not been completed or fails, the fruits or vegetables may arrive in the United States at either of the following locations:
  • At ports located north of 39° latitude and east of 104° longitude.
  • At ports with approved cold-treatment facilities. (https://www.aphis.usda.gov/import_export/plants/manuals/ports/downloads/cold_treatment_facilities.pdf)
  6.2 Phytosanitary Certificate: Consignments of cherries must be accompanied by a phytosanitary certificate issued by the National Plant Protection Organization (NPPO) of Australia certifying the fruit either received the required treatment or originated from a fruit fly free area (www.aphis.usda.gov/import_export/plants/manuals/ports/downloads/DesignatedPestFreeAreas.pdf). The phytosanitary certificate must also include an additional declaration stating the fruit in the consignment was inspected and found free of Epiphyas postvittana.
  6.3 Commercial Consignments Only
7 Production Location: Western Australia
  7.1 Condition of Entry Treatment: T101-s-1-1 (Methyl Bromide Fumigation) , or T108-a-1 (Fumigation and Cold Treatment) , or T108-a-2 (Fumigation and Cold Treatment) , or T108-a-3 (Fumigation and Cold Treatment) If treatment has not been completed or fails, the fruits or vegetables may arrive in the United States at either of the following locations:
  • At ports located north of 39° latitude and east of 104° longitude.
  • At ports with approved cold-treatment facilities. (https://www.aphis.usda.gov/import_export/plants/manuals/ports/downloads/cold_treatment_facilities.pdf)
  7.2 Phytosanitary Certificate: Consignments of cherries must be accompanied by a phytosanitary certificate issued by the National Plant Protection Organization (NPPO) of Australia certifying the fruit either received the required treatment or originated from a fruit fly free area (www.aphis.usda.gov/import_export/plants/manuals/ports/downloads/DesignatedPestFreeAreas.pdf). The phytosanitary certificate must also include an additional declaration stating the fruit in the consignment was inspected and found free of Epiphyas postvittana.
  7.3 Commercial Consignments Only
8 Condition of Entry Treatment: Currently, there are no preclearance programs in Australia. Therefore, fumigation can only be conducted as a port of entry treatment.
9 Reference Information: To be treated in accordance with the Plant Protection and Quarantine Treatment Manual (https://www.aphis.usda.gov/import_export/plants/manuals/ports/downloads/treatment.pdf).
Instructions for Officers
10 If the consignment is not precleared or lacks a PPQ Form 203, see special inspection procedures for Light Brown Apple Moth Host Material (https://cbp.aphis.usda.gov/ppq/php/favir/SpecialProcedures/downloads/procedures_lbam.pdf). restricted image
Commodity Information
11 For additional commodity information and images, visit https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=29844  
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