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Commodity Import Report (CIR)

Litchi (Cluster of fruit; Fruit) from Australia into Ports as Specified in the Import Requirements
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.
Litchi chinensis Commodity Summary Guide Page Country Summary

Import Requirements
1 Admissible Plant Parts: Cluster of fruit, Fruit
2 Admissible Ports: Ports as Specified on Import Permit: at this time, air shipments are admissible only into:
•  San Francisco International Airport (SFO);
•  Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW);
•  John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK); or
•  Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

Maritime shipments are admissible only into the port of Long Beach, CA.
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 Port Restriction: Do not import or distribute into or within Florida, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, or any U.S. territory.
7 Condition of Entry Treatment: T105-a-2 (Irradiation) Consignments must be irradiated in compliance with 7 CFR 305.9 in the country of origin.
8 Packaging or Labeling Requirements: Cartons/boxes must be stamped with language indicating the contents are not for importation into or distribution within FL.
9 Pest Mitigation Strategy: Consignments must satisfy only one of the mitigation strategy options listed below.
10 Pest Mitigation Strategy: Option 1
  10.1 Pest Mitigation Strategy: Irradiated in the country of origin
  10.2 Phytosanitary Certificate: Phytosanitary certificate must certify the fruit received the required irradiation treatment prior to shipment.
11 Pest Mitigation Strategy: Option 2
  11.1 Pest Mitigation Strategy: Irradiated at first port of arrival
  11.2 Condition of Entry Treatment: A bilateral agreement between APHIS and the National Plant Protection Organization (NPPO) of the exporting country is required before irradiation in the U.S. is an approved option. The NPPO must make a formal request to APHIS for this option. Contact the NPPO at:
  11.3 Phytosanitary Certificate: A phytosanitary certificate is required.
12 Reference Information: To be treated in accordance with the Plant Protection and Quarantine Treatment Manual (
Instructions for Officers
13 Refer to Procedures for Australia Irradiation Pilot Program ( for further instructions. restricted image
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Additional Requirements
15 The litchi must be treated for plant pests of the class Insecta, except pupae and adults of the order Lepidoptera, with irradiation in accordance with 7 CFR Part 305.9. Treatment may be conducted either prior to or upon arrival of the fruits into the United States.
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