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Pomegranate (Fruit) from Mexico 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.
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  Short Description    
ATTENTION: These requirements are for whole fruit only. See DETAILS for more information. DETAILS  

 
Import Requirements
1 Admissible Plant Parts: Fruit
2 Admissible Ports: Ports as Specified in the Import Requirements
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 Production Location: Fruit fly-free area
  6.1 Admissible Ports: All Ports
  6.2 Phytosanitary Certificate: Must be accompanied by a phytosanitary certificate from the National Plant Protection Organization (NPPO) of Mexico (electronic certificates are acceptable) with the additional declaration stating the regulated articles originated from an area free of pests as designated in 7 CFR 319.56-5.
  6.3 Packaging or Labeling Requirements: Boxes must be labeled with the name of the orchard or grove of origin, or the name of the grower and the name of the municipality and State in which the fruit was produced.
  6.4 Other: Fruit must be sealed if it originated in a fruit fly-free area, but transited an area not listed as fruit fly free.
7 Production Location: Not a fruit fly-free area
  7.1 Condition of Entry Treatment: T105-a-1 (Irradiation) Irradiated in Mexico
  7.2 Admissible Ports: Continental U.S. Ports
  7.3 Port Restriction: Do not import or distribute into or within Hawaii, Puerto Rico, or any U.S. territory.
  7.4 Preclearance Program: Must be precleared and irradiated with the specified treatment in compliance with 7 CFR 305.9 in the country of origin.
  7.5 Preclearance Program: The completed Preclearance Form 203 (yellow or white) or an electronic message signed by the APHIS Inspector in the country of origin confirming application of irradiation treatment must be presented at the time of entry.
  7.6 Phytosanitary Certificate: Must be accompanied by a phytosanitary certificate issued by the National Plant Protection Organization (NPPO) of Mexico with the additional declaration stating the consignment was inspected and found free of quarantine pests.
  7.7 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
  • A stamp with the words "Treated by irradiation" or "Treated with radiation"
  • The international radura symbol

If the boxes or cartons are not palletized, they must also include:

  • Treatment Facility Code (TFC)
  • Treatment Identification Number (TIN)
  • Treatment date

If the boxes or cartons are palletized, the pallets need to display only:

  • Treatment Facility Code (TFC)
  • Treatment Identification Number (TIN)
  • Treatment date

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.

8 Production Location: Not a fruit fly-free area
  8.1 Condition of Entry Treatment: T105-a-1 (Irradiation) Irradiated upon arrival in the United States
  8.2 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: http://www.ippc.int/countries/contactpoints/.
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 was irradiated, refer to the Special Procedures for Precleared Irradiated Fruits and Vegetables (https://cbp.aphis.usda.gov/ppq/php/favir/SpecialProcedures/downloads/Procedures_irradiated_FV.pdf). restricted image
11 Fruit must be sealed if it originated in a fruit fly-free area, but transited an area not listed as fruit fly free. restricted image
Commodity Information
12 For additional commodity information and images, visit https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=30372  
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