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Apple (Fruit) from China into Continental U.S. 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: Continental U.S. 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: Consignments must be accompanied by a phytosanitary certificate issued by the National Plant Protection Organization (NPPO) of the People's Republic of China with an additional declaration stating all fruits in the shipment meet the requirements of the work plan of quarantine inspection for China fresh apples to be exported to the U.S.
7 Packaging or Labeling Requirements: Consignments must be packed in cartons labeled (in English) with fruit type, origin, orchard registration number, packinghouse registration number, and lot number.
8 Production Location: Apples must be sent from registered packinghouses ( north of the 33rd parallel.
Consignments grown south of the 33rd parallel are not authorized entry. Import permits will not be issued for consignments grown south of the 33rd parallel.
9 Port Restriction: Do not import or distribute into or within Hawaii, Puerto Rico, or any U.S. territory.
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