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Commodity Import Report (CIR)

Tomato (Cluster of fruit; 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.
Solanum lycopersicum L. Commodity Summary Guide Page Country Summary

Import Requirements
1 Admissible Plant Parts: Cluster of fruit, 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 Production Location: Australia, not Tasmania.
  5.1 Phytosanitary Certificate: Each consignment of tomatoes must be accompanied by a phytosanitary certificate issued by the National Plant Protection Organization (NPPO) of Australia stating the tomatoes were grown, packed, and shipped in accordance with the requirements authorized under 7 CFR 319.56-4.
  5.2 Phytosanitary Certificate: Require a phytosanitary certificate issued by the National Plant Protection Organization (NPPO) of Australia affirming the consignment was produced in an area free of the red-legged earth mite, Halotydeus destructor.
6 Production Location: Tasmania
  6.1 Commercial Consignments Only
  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.
  6.3 Packaging or Labeling Requirements:

If the consignment transits Australia or other fruit fly-infested countries, the tomatoes must be packed in cartons on pallets that are shrink-wrapped or netted to prevent contamination from fruit flies and hitchhiking pests.

Instructions for Officers
7 Refer to the Table of Phytosanitary Certificate Additional Declaration Language to determine acceptable additional declaration language for specific country/commodity combinations. restricted image
Commodity Information
8 For additional commodity information and images, visit https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=101442  
Additional Requirements
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Tomatoes may be imported into the United States from Australia only in accordance with this section and other applicable provisions of this subpart.

The tomatoes must be grown in greenhouses registered with, and inspected by, the National Plant Protection Organization (NPPO) of Australia.

Two months prior to shipping, the NPPO of Australia must inspect the greenhouse to establish its freedom from the following quarantine pests: Bactrocera aquilonis, B. cucumis, B. jarvis, B. neohumeralis, B. tryoni, Ceratitis capitata, Chrysodeixis argentifera, C. erisoma, Helicoverpa armigera, H. punctigera, Lamprolonchaea brouniana, Sceliodes cordalis, and Spodoptera litura. The NPPO of Australia must also set and maintain fruit fly traps inside the greenhouses and around the perimeter of the greenhouses. Inside the greenhouses, the traps must be APHIS-approved fruit fly traps, and they must be set at the rate of six per hectare. In all areas outside the greenhouse and within 8 kilometers of the greenhouse, fruit fly traps must be placed on a 1-kilometer grid. All traps must be checked at least every 7 days

Within a registered greenhouse, capture of a single fruit fly or other quarantine pest will result in immediate cancellation of exports from that greenhouse until the source of the infestation is determined, the infestation has been eradicated, and measures are taken to preclude any future infestation

Outside of a registered greenhouse, if one fruit fly of the species specified in this section is captured, the trap density and frequency of trap inspection must be increased to detect a reproducing colony. Capture of 2 Medflies or 3 of the same species of Bactrocera within 2 kilometers of each other and within 30 days will result in the cancellation of exports from all registered greenhouses within 2 kilometers of the finds until the source of the infestation is determined and the fruit fly infestation is eradicated

The NPPO of Australia must maintain records of trap placement, checking of traps, and any fruit fly captures, and must make the records available to APHIS upon request

The tomatoes must be packed within 24 hours of harvest. They must be safeguarded by an insect-proof mesh screen or plastic tarpaulin while in transit to the packinghouse or while awaiting packing. They must be placed in insect-proof cartons or containers, or securely covered with insect-proof mesh or plastic tarpaulin for transport to the airport or other shipping point. These safeguards must be intact upon arrival in the United States

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