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Commodity Import Report (CIR)

Lime (Sour) (Fruit) from Mexico 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 aurantiifolia, Citrus latifolia 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 Phytosanitary Certificate: Consignments must be accompanied by a phytosanitary certificate from the National Plant Protection Organization (NPPO) of the country of origin with an additional declaration stating the citrus in the consignment were cleaned using normal packinghouse procedures.
Instructions for Officers
6 Noncommercial, land-border consignments, subjected to 100% inspection, are admissible into the U.S. on a small scale for personal use. The fruit must be free of leaves, stems, and foliage. restricted image
7 Refer to the Special Procedures ( for additional information. restricted image
Commodity Information
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