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Commodity Import Report (CIR)

Apple (Fruit) from Australia 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.
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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 Commercial Consignments Only
5 Phytosanitary Certificate: Consignments must be accompanied by a phytosanitary certificate issued by the National Plant Protection Organization (NPPO) of the country of origin with an additional declaration stating the fruit in the consignment was inspected and found free of all life stages of Epiphyas postvittana.
6 Production Location: Fruit fly-free area
  6.1 Subject to Inspection: This commodity is subject to inspection at the port of entry and all general requirements of 7 CFR 319.56-3.
  6.2 Packaging or Labeling Requirements: Consignments of Tasmanian origin: require each consignment to be certified as Tasmanian origin by an authorized official of Tasmania, and each container to be marked as being of Tasmanian origin.
7 Production Location: Not a fruit fly-free area
  7.1 Subject to Inspection: This commodity is subject to inspection at the port of entry and all general requirements of 7 CFR 319.56-3.
  7.2 Condition of Entry Treatment: T107-d (Cold Treatment) 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)
8 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
9 Refer to the inspection procedures (https://cbp.aphis.usda.gov/ppq/php/favir/SpecialProcedures/downloads/Procedures_lbam_sept2016_AU_apple_kiwi_orange_pear.pdf) for light brown apple moth and cold treated fruit. restricted image
Commodity Information
10 For additional commodity information and images, visit https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=23279  
Additional Requirements
11 Inspection and treatment for pests of the family Torticidae

An inspector must take a biometrically designed sample from each lot of apples that are offered for entry into the United States. If inspection of the sample discloses that pests of the family Torticidae (fruit-leaf roller moths) are not present in the lot sampled, the fruit may be imported without treatment. If any such pests are found upon inspection, the lot must be treated with methyl bromide as prescribed in 7 CFR Part 305.

Apples from Australia (including Tasmania) may be imported without treatment for the following fruit flies if they are imported from an area in Australia that meets the requirements of § 319.56-5 for pest freedom: Mediterranean fruit fly (Ceratitis capitata), the Queensland fruit fly (Bactrocera tryoni), Bactrocera aquilonis, and B. neohumeralis.
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