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APHIS-PPQ to Launch Pilot Program to Accept Cold-treated Commodities in Southern Florida Ports

Dear valued customer,
Starting October 1, 2013, the Ports of Miami, Florida and Fort Lauderdale, Florida will accept cold-treated grapes and blueberries from Peru and Uruguay via ocean containers as part of a 6-month pilot study. Containers that do not pass cold treatment will be prohibited from entering the ports and will not be offloaded from vessels. Failed containers will be allowed transit via sea to a Northeastern port for retreatment, or they will be re-exported to the country of origin.

APHIS is now accepting applications for these commodities. Please contact us if you need assistance obtaining an Import permit. You will need a valid import permit before you begin importing.

Thank you for your continued support.
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