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Commodity Import Report (CIR)

Pepper (Fruit) from Netherlands 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: Pepper consignments must be accompanied by a phytosanitary certificate issued by the National Plant Protection Organization (NPPO) of the Netherlands with an additional declaration stating the peppers in the shipment originate from an approved place of production free of false codling moth, Thaumatotibia leucotreta Meyrick.
7 Variety-Specific Limitations: The importer or importer's agent must arrange the consignment by color ("tri-color" is one type of "color") to simplify the inspection. If consignments are not separated by color, the airway bill or bill of lading will be used to decide what is an inspectional unit.
Instructions for Officers
8 Conduct a standard 2% inspection for external pests and hitchhikers. Cut the fruit only if there are signs of damage (such as blemishes or dark spots) or suspect internal feeders.There is no minimum number of fruit required to be cut. restricted image
Commodity Information
9 For additional commodity information and images, visit https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=300105  
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