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Commodity Import Report (CIR)

Kiwi (Fruit) from New Zealand 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.
Actinidia chinensis, Actinidia deliciosa Commodity Summary Guide Page Country Summary

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 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: If the consignment is not precleared, the consignment must be accompanied by a phytosanitary certificate issued by the National Plant Protection Organization (NPPO) of New Zealand with an additional declaration stating the fruit in the consignment was inspected and found free of all life stages of Epiphyas postvittana.
7 Variety-Specific Limitations: Cultivated species of Actinidia spp. authorized from New Zealand include:
  • A. deliciosa
  • A. arguta (arguta, baby kiwi, bower vine, cocktail kiwi, dessert kiwi, grape kiwi, hardy kiwi, tara vine, yang-tao)
  • A chinensis (golden kiwi)
  • A. kolomikta (Arctic beauty, kolomicta, or super-hardy kiwi)
  • A. melanandra (red kiwi)
  • A. polygama (silver vine kiwi)
  • A. rubricaulis var. coriacea (Chinese egg gooseberry)
Instructions for Officers
8 If the consignment is not precleared or lacks a PPQ Form 203, see special inspection procedures for Light Brown Apple Moth Host Material ( restricted image
Commodity Information
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