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Commodity Import Report (CIR)

Carrot (Root) from Korea, Republic of 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.
Daucus carota subsp. sativus Commodity Summary Guide Page Country Summary

Import Requirements
1 Admissible Plant Parts: Root
2 Admissible Ports: All Ports
3 Import Permit Required: An Import Permit is required. To obtain a permit, go to APHIS eFile.
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: 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 consignment was produced and prepared for export in accordance with the operational workplan, and inspected and found free of pests of quarantine concern.
7 Packaging or Labeling Requirements: Consignments must be identified to specify the place of production in which the carrots were produced, and the packinghouse(s) in which the carrots were processed and packed. This identification must be maintained until the carrots are released from the port of first arrival into the United States.
Commodity Information
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Additional Requirements
9 The following program requirements are the responsibility of the National Plant Protection Organization (NPPO) of the Republic of Korea:
  • Carrots must be grown in places of production and packed in packinghouses registered by the NPPO of the Republic of Korea as part of an export program to the continental United States.
  • The NPPO of the Republic of Korea must review and maintain all forms and documents related to export program activities in registered places of production and packinghouses for at least 1 year and make them available to APHIS upon request.
  • If the NPPO of the Republic of Korea finds that a place of production or packinghouse is not complying with the requirements of the systems approach, no carrot from the place of production or packinghouse will be eligible for export to the continental United States until APHIS and the NPPO of the Republic of Korea conduct an investigation and appropriate remedial actions have been implemented.
  • Carrots must originate from a place of production that was inspected for signs of fungi of quarantine concern prior to harvest and found free of disease symptoms or must be treated with a broad-spectrum fungicide during the growing season, inspected prior to harvest, and found free of fungi of quarantine concern.
  • Carrot taproots must be washed and disinfected and free of soil and green tops.
  • A biometric sample of carrot taproots (jointly agreed upon by APHIS and the NPPO) must be inspected in the Republic of Korea by the NPPO of the Republic of Korea following any post-harvest processing. The biometric sample must be visually inspected for the quarantine pests Helicobasidium mompa and Sclerotinia nivalis. If any quarantine fungi is found, the entire lot of carrots is prohibited from import into the United States. APHIS may prohibit carrot importation into the United States from the places of production for the season.
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