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Commodity Import Report (CIR)

Tomato (Fruit, stem, calyx, and vine, as specified) from Spain 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: Fruit, stem, calyx, and vine, as specified
2 Admissible Ports: All Ports
3 Subject to Inspection: This commodity is subject to inspection at the port of entry and all general requirements of 7 CFR 319.56-3.
4 Commercial Consignments Only
5 Production Location: The Provinces of Almeria, Granada, or Murcia
  5.1 Import Permit Required: An Import Permit is required. To obtain a permit, go to e-Permits.
  5.2 Admissible Plant Parts: Fruit
  5.3 Phytosanitary Certificate: Must be accompanied by a phytosanitary certificate with two additional declarations stating:
  • The tomato fruit in this consignment were produced in accordance with an APHIS-approved systems approach, and was visually inspected and found free of Tuta absoluta.
  • The tomatoes were grown in registered greenhouses in the Almeria Province, Murcia Province, or the municipalities of Albunol and Carchuna in the Granada Province in Spain and were inspected by the National Plant Protection Organization (NPPO) of Spain.
  5.4 Date Restriction: The shipping season for pink and red tomatoes is December 1 through April 30, inclusive. REFUSE ENTRY to consignments shipped outside this growing season.
6 Federal Order: For additional information concerning import requirements for tomatoes from this country, please see Federal Order DA-2019-18 (https://www.aphis.usda.gov/import_export/plants/plant_imports/federal_order/downloads/2019/DA-2019-18.pdf).
7 Pest Mitigation Strategy: Consignments must satisfy only one of the mitigation strategy options listed below.
8 Pest Mitigation Strategy: Option 1
  8.1 Pest Mitigation Strategy: Pest-free area
  8.2 Admissible Plant Parts: Calyx, Fruit, Stem, Vine
  8.3 Phytosanitary Certificate: Phytosanitary certificate of inspection issued by the National Plant Protection Organization (NPPO) of the country of origin and bearing an additional declaration verifying the tomato fruit was produced in an area free of Tuta absoluta that meets the requirements of 7 CFR 319.56-5.
9 Pest Mitigation Strategy: Option 2
  9.1 Pest Mitigation Strategy: Systems approach
  9.2 Admissible Plant Parts: Fruit only, without vines, stems, and calyces
  9.3 Phytosanitary Certificate: Each consignment of tomatoes must be accompanied by either a:

 •  Phytosanitary certificate of inspection issued by the National Plant Protection Organization (NPPO) of the country or origin with an additional declaration stating tomato fruit in the consignment was produced and prepared for export in accordance with the APHIS-approved systems approach and was inspected and found free of Tuta absoluta
OR
 •  Reexport phytosanitary certificate accompanied by a copy of the phytosanitary certificate from the country of origin with an additional declaration stating tomato fruit in the consignment was produced and prepared for export in accordance with an APHIS-approved systems approach and was inspected and found free of Tuta absoluta
10 Pest Mitigation Strategy: Option 3
  10.1 Pest Mitigation Strategy: Preclearance
  10.2 Admissible Plant Parts: Calyx, Fruit, Stem, Vine
  10.3 Preclearance Program: Must be accompanied by either a PPQ Form 203 or vessel report attesting to the consignment completing methyl bromide fumigation using T101-c-3.
11 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
12 Refer to the Inspection Aid for Tuta absoluta (https://cbp.aphis.usda.gov/ppq/php/qpas/downloads/aqi/guidelines/PestBulletin-Tutaabsolutaver-4.0.pdf) for detailed inspection guidelines. restricted image
Commodity Information
13 For additional commodity information and images, visit https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=101442  
Additional Requirements
14 The surface area of a pink tomato is more than 30% but not more than 60% pink and/or red. The surface area of a red tomato is more than 60% pink and/or red.

Two months prior to shipping, and continuing through April 30, the National Plant Protection Organization (NPPO) of Spain must set and maintain Mediterranean fruit fly (Medfly) traps baited with trimedlure inside the greenhouses at a rate of 4 traps per hectare. In all areas outside the greenhouses and within 8 kilometers, including urban and residential areas, the NPPO of Spain must place Medfly traps at a rate of 4 traps per square kilometer. All traps must be checked every 7 days.

Capture of a single Medfly in a registered greenhouse will immediately result in cancellation of exports from that greenhouse until the source of infestation is determined, the Medfly infestation is eradicated, and measures are taken to preclude any future infestation. Capture of a single Medfly within 2 kilometers of a registered greenhouse will necessitate increasing trap density in order to determine whether there is a reproducing population in the area. Capture of 2 Medflies within 2 kilometers of a registered greenhouse and within a 1-month time period will result in cancellation of exports from all registered greenhouses within 2 kilometers of the find until the source of infestation is determined and the Medfly infestation is eradicated.

The NPPO of Spain must maintain records of trap placement, checking of traps, and any Medfly 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 from harvest to export by insect-proof mesh screens or plastic tarpaulins, including while in transit to the packinghouse and while awaiting packaging. They must be packed in insect-proof cartons or containers, or covered by insect-proof mesh or plastic tarpaulins for transit to the airport and subsequent export to the United States. These safeguards must be intact upon arrival in the United States.

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