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Watermelon (Fruit) from Venezuela 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 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: All consignments of cantaloupe, honeydew melons, and watermelon must:
  • Be accompanied by a phytosanitary certificate issued by the National Plant Protection Organization (NPPO) of Venezuela with a declaration indicating the fruit was grown in an area recognized to be free of the South American cucurbit fly; and
  • Be packed in an enclosed container or vehicle, or must be covered by a pest-proof screen or plastic tarpaulin while in transit to the United States.
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