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Avocado (Fruit) from Chile into All Ports
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ATTENTION: Mediterranean Fruit Fly Outbreak: Commodities from Quarantine Areas in Chile DETAILS  

 
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 Commercial Consignments Only
6 Phytosanitary Certificate: Each consignment must be accompanied by a phytosanitary certificate issued by the National Plant Protection Organization (NPPO) of the country of origin.
7 Production Location: Mediterranean fruit fly (Ceratitis capitata) quarantine area
  7.1 Condition of Entry Treatment: T107-a (Cold Treatment) , or T108-a (Fumigation and Cold Treatment) If the cold treatment has failed or has not been completed upon arrival, the consignment must complete the cold treatment before it can enter U.S. commerce and must arrive at either of the following locations:
  • At ports located north of 39° latitude and east of 104° longitude.
  • At ports that have approved cold treatment facilities. (https://www.aphis.usda.gov/import_export/plants/manuals/ports/downloads/cold_treatment_facilities.pdf)
  7.2 Other: Hass avocadoes are not considered Medfly hosts and are not subject to the additional requirements of the Federal Order DA-2015-42 (https://www.aphis.usda.gov/import_export/plants/plant_imports/federal_order/downloads/2015/DA-2015-42.pdf).
8 Production Location: Not from any quarantine area.
  8.1 Phytosanitary Certificate: Must be accompanied by a phytosanitary certificate issued by the National Plant Protection Organization (NPPO) of Chile with an additional declaration stating the consignment was produced in an area free of Ceratitis capitata
9 Federal Order: Federal Order DA-2015-42  (https://www.aphis.usda.gov/import_export/plants/plant_imports/federal_order/downloads/2015/DA-2015-42.pdf), issued July 31, 2015, effective immediately, and until further notice: consignments originating in Mediterranean fruit fly (Ceratitis capitata or Medfly) quarantine areas (refer to Federal Order) require an additional treatment in accordance with 7 CFR Part 305 or must originate in an area free of Medfly.
10 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).
Commodity Information
11 For additional commodity information and images, visit https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=27393  
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