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Commodity Import Report (CIR)

Blackberry, Andean (Fruit) from Ecuador 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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Import Requirements
1 Admissible Plant Parts: Fruit
2 Admissible Ports: Continental U.S. 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: Consignments must be accompanied by a phytosanitary certificate issued by the National Plant Protection Organization (NPPO) of Ecuador with an additional declaration stating the consignment was produced and prepared for export in accordance with the requirements authorized under 7 CFR 319.56-4.
7 Port Restriction: Do not import or distribute into or within Hawaii, Puerto Rico, or any U.S. territory.
Instructions for Officers
8 Refer to the Table of Phytosanitary Certificate Additional Declaration Language to determine acceptable additional declaration language for specific country/commodity combinations. restricted image
Commodity Information
9 For additional commodity information and images, visit https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=32329  
Additional Requirements
10 General requirements

The National Plant Protection Organization (NPPO) of Ecuador must provide an operational workplan to APHIS detailing the systems approach to pest mitigations and other specific requirements that the NPPO of Ecuador will, subject to APHIS’s approval of the workplan, carry out to meet the requirements of this section.

APHIS will be directly involved with the NPPO of Ecuador in monitoring and auditing implementation of the systems approach.

Production site requirements

Each production site must carry out the phytosanitary measures specified in the APHIS-approved operational workplan.

All places of production participating in the export program must be approved by and registered with the NPPO of Ecuador. APHIS reserves the right to conduct oversight visits in the event of pest interceptions or other problems.
 
The NPPO of Ecuador or their designee must conduct a fruit fly trapping program for the detection of Anastrepha fraterculus at each production site in accordance with the operational workplan. If a designee conducts the program, the designation must be detailed in the operational workplan. The approved designee can be a contracted entity, a coalition of growers, or the growers themselves.
 
The NPPO of Ecuador must maintain records of trap placement, trap checking, and any captures of Anastrepha fraterculus. The trapping records must be maintained for APHIS’s review for at least 1 year.
 
The NPPO of Ecuador must maintain a quality control program, approved by APHIS, to monitor or audit the trapping program in accordance with the operational workplan.

Packinghouse requirements

Packinghouses must be registered with the NPPO of Ecuador and comply with the requirements as specified in the operational workplan.
 
While in use for exporting Andean blackberries to the continental United States, the packinghouses may only accept fruit from registered production sites.
 
If a single Anastrepha fraterculus, Ceratitis capitata, or Copitarsia decolora is detected by the NPPO of Ecuador in a consignment, the consignment may not be exported to the United States. Furthermore, if a single Anastrepha fraterculus or Ceratitis capitata is detected in a consignment at the port of entry and traced back to a registered production site, that production site will lose its ability to export Andean blackberries to the continental United States until APHIS and the NPPO of Ecuador mutually determine risk mitigation has been achieved.
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