U.S. Resumes Imports of Pomegranate Arils from Peru
Effective immediately, the U.S. Department of Agriculture™ (USDA™) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) will resume issuing permits for the import of pomegranate arils from Peru into the U.S. Imports have previously been prohibited because of port-of-entry Mediterranean fruit fly detection.
According to terms from the USDA, these imports must meet the following import requirements:
- Orchard and packinghouse registration with the NPPO,
- Medfly trapping,
- Packinghouse inspections,
- Lot identification to ensure commodity traceback,
- Phytosanitary inspection by the NPPO and issuance of a phytosanitary certificate with an additional declaration, and
- Inspection upon arrival in the United States.
To read the entire Federal Order (DA-2018-36) reinstating imports, click here.
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