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Blueberry (Fruit) from Chile into All Ports
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ATTENTION: Mediterranean Fruit Fly Outbreak: Commodities from Quarantine Areas in Chile DETAILS  
ATTENTION: European Grapevine Moth Outbreak: Regions VI, VII, VIII, and XVI 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 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.
7 Federal Order: Federal Order DA-2018-40 (https://www.aphis.usda.gov/import_export/plants/plant_imports/federal_order/downloads/2018/DA-2018-40.pdf), issued October 29, 2018, effective immediately and until further notice: to prevent the introduction of EGVM into the United States, APHIS requires blueberry shipments from Chile regions VI, VII, VIII, and XVI (EGVM-affected regions) destined to the U.S. be fumigated with methyl bromide at the point of origin or at the first U.S. port of arrival in accordance with 7 CFR Part 305. In addition, consignments from regions outside a quarantine region do not require fumigation, but are subject to an increased rate of inspection through the APHIS preclearance program at the port of export.
8 Preclearance Program: Consignments may or may not be precleared. If they are precleared, each consignment must be validated by a PPQ Form 203 or a vessel report from APHIS.
9 Production Location: Not in quarantine for EGVM nor Medfly
  9.1 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
10 Production Location: EGVM quarantine regions (VI, VII, VIII, or XVI)
  10.1 Condition of Entry Treatment: T101-i-1-1 (Methyl Bromide Fumigation) , or T101-i-1-2 (Methyl Bromide Fumigation) , or T101-i-1-3 (Methyl Bromide Fumigation) , or T101-i-1-4 (Methyl Bromide Fumigation) To ensure each of your consignments receives the appropriate treatment, contact an APHIS PPQ Certified Treatment Facility (http://www.aphis.usda.gov/import_export/plants/manuals/ports/downloads/ir_facility_list.pdf) in advance of the consignment's arrival.
11 Production Location: Medfly quarantine area
  11.1 Condition of Entry Treatment: T107-a (Cold Treatment) , or T101-i-1-1 (Methyl Bromide Fumigation) , or T101-i-1-2 (Methyl Bromide Fumigation) Treatment can occur in transit or at first port of entry.

If treatment has not been completed or fails, the fruits or vegetables may arrive in the United States at either of the following locations:
  • At ports located north of 39° latitude and east of 104° longitude.
  • At ports with approved cold treatment facilities. (https://www.aphis.usda.gov/import_export/plants/manuals/ports/downloads/cold_treatment_facilities.pdf)
12 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
13 Maritime vessels arriving with precleared consignments may be validated by a vessel report from APHIS indicating "I" (inspected) or "F" (fumigated). Consignments indicated on the vessel report as "U" (unfumigated) must be fumigated upon entry using one of the treatment schedules listed. Air shipments must arrive with a PPQ Form 203 validating foreign site preclearance inspection or treatment in Chile. Air shipments that are not precleared are prohibited entry. Blueberries documented as originating from Nuble are subject to the restrictions for EGVM-affected regions. restricted image
Commodity Information
14 For additional commodity information and images, visit https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=41002  
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