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Commodity Import Report (CIR)

Pineapple (Fruit) from Malaysia into Continental U.S. 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.
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  Short Description    
ATTENTION: No imports are authorized at this time. Import permits will not be issued. DETAILS  

Import Requirements
1 Admissible Plant Parts: Fruit
2 Admissible Ports: Continental U.S. Ports
3 Import Permit Required: NOTICE: program phytosanitary requirements designed for this commodity to meet U.S. entry requirements have not been met. Therefore, import permits will not be issued at this time.
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 the continental U.S., Hawaii, Puerto Rico, or any U.S. territory.
7 Phytosanitary Certificate: The phytosanitary certificate must have an additional declaration stating the consignment was treated and inspected in accordance with the requirements in the bilateral operational workplan, and must also indicate that the consignment was treated with irradiation.
8 Pest Mitigation Strategy: Consignments must satisfy only one of the mitigation strategy options listed below.
9 Pest Mitigation Strategy: Option 1
  9.1 Condition of Entry Treatment: T105-a-2 (Irradiation) Irradiated in country of origin
  9.2 Preclearance Program: Mandatory Preclearance: Consignments must be precleared. To validate foreign site preclearance inspection and/or treatment, precleared consignments must be accompanied by a signed PPQ Form 203.
  9.3 Packaging or Labeling Requirements: Commodities irradiated in the country of origin must meet the following labeling and packaging requirements. Boxes or cartons must be marked with:

•  Production Unit Code (PUC)
•  Treatment Facility Code (TFC)
•  Packinghouse Code (PHC)
•  Packing date
•  Lot number
•  Stamp with the words "Treated by irradiation" or "Treated with radiation"
•  International radura symbol
•  Treatment Identification Number (TIN)

The palletized boxes or cartons must be wrapped with polyethylene shrink wrap, net wrapping, or strapping (excluding air shipments). If air shipments are not palletized, cartons must be pest proof, and the shipment can be broken down into smaller shipping units, such as LD-3 air cargo containers.
10 Pest Mitigation Strategy: Option 2
  10.1 Pest Mitigation Strategy: Irradiated upon arrival in the United States.
  10.2 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 Reference Information: To be treated in accordance with the Plant Protection and Quarantine Treatment Manual (
Instructions for Officers
12 If the consignment is to be irradiated in the United States, refer to the inspection procedures for Clearance of Articles Approved for Irradiation in the United States ( restricted image
13 If the consignment was irradiated in the country of origin, refer to the Special Procedures for Precleared Irradiated Fruits and Vegetables ( restricted image
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Additional Requirements
15 General requirements

Pineapple from Malaysia must be treated for plant pests with irradiation in accordance with 7 CFR Part 305.

Production site requirements

The pineapple must originate from an orchard that was treated during the growing season with a fungicide approved by APHIS for Gliomastix luzulae, Marasmiellus scandens, Marasmius crinisequi, Marasmius palmivorus, and Prillieuxina stuhlmannii, and the fruit must be inspected by the National Plant Protection Organization (NPPO) of Malaysia prior to harvest and found free of those pests; or the pineapple must be treated after harvest with a fungicidal dip approved by APHIS for G. luzulae, M. Scandens, M. crinisequi, M. palmivorus, and P. stuhlmannii.

Packinghouse requirements

The pineapple must be sprayed after harvest, but prior to packing, with water from a high-pressure nozzle or with compressed air so all Achatina fulica and Eutetranychus orientalis are removed from the surface of the pineapple.

Phytosanitary certificate

Each consignment of pineapple imported from Malaysia into the continental United States must be accompanied by a phytosanitary certificate issued by the NPPO of Malaysia. Because the pineapple has been irradiated in Malaysia, the phytosanitary certificate must indicate the consignment has been treated with irradiation in accordance with 7 CFR Part 305.
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