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Commodity Import Report (CIR)

Pepper, Bell (Fruit) from El Salvador 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.
Capsicum annuum 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 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 Phytosanitary Certificate: Must be accompanied by a phytosanitary certificate issued by the country of origin's Department of Agriculture stating: "These peppers were grown in an approved production site and the consignment has been inspected and found free of the pests listed in the requirements."
6 Species-specific Limitations: Limited to Capsicum annum, Capsicum baccatum, Capsicum chinense, and Capsicum frutescens. Consignments must meet the following conditions:
  • Peppers must arrive at the U.S. port of entry in insect-proof cartons or cartons covered with an insect-proof tarpaulin.
  • The shipping boxes must be labeled with the identity of the production site.
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