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APHIS Approves Importation Of Fresh Pomegranates From Peru Into Continental U.S.

Effective Aug. 10, 2016, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has announced that they will allow importation of fresh pomegranate into the continental United States from Peru with safeguards in place to prevent the introduction of spread of plant pests. All fresh pomegranate fruit must be inspected in Peru prior to shipment, and upon arrival in the U.S., the shipments will be irradiated for fruit fly at one of three APHIS certified irradiation facilities:

            1. Gateway America in Gulfport, Miss.

228-547-6546 •

            2. National Center for Electron Beam Research in College Station, Texas

979-458-1640 •

            3. Sadex in Sioux City, Iowa

712-252-3505 •

All shipments must also be accompanied by a phytosanitary certificate from the national plant protection organization (NPPO) of Peru. As always, Customized Brokers stands by ready to answer additional questions you may have and we thank you for choosing us as your customs clearance partner.