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UPDATE: Papaya from Peru Now Approved for Import

We would like to inform you that the USDA has added papaya to the list of commodities admissible from Peru.

Please see the official announcement from APHIS, below:

The purpose of this email is to inform you that the FAVIR database and the Fruits and Vegetables Manual have been updated. The reason for the update was to add papaya to the list of admissible commodities from Peru. (Docket APHIS 2012-0014) (NOTE: At this time, import permits will not be issued. Until program requirements are finalized, the commodities will not be authorized entry into the United States.)

Changes in the manual are on pages 3-249 and 3-250.