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Baby Kiwi from Chile Now Allowed Into Continental U.S.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has issued a final rule that, effective Nov. 25, will allow the importation into the continental United States of baby kiwi fruit from Chile. Such imports will be subject to a systems approach that includes the following requirements: the fruit must be grown in a place of production that is registered with the government of Chile and certified as having a low prevalence of Brevipalpus chilensis; the fruit must undergo pre-harvest sampling at the registered production site; following post-harvest processing, the fruit must be inspected in Chile at an approved inspection site; and each consignment of fruit must be accompanied by a phytosanitary certificate with an additional declaration stating that the fruit was inspected and found free of Brevipalpus chilensis and was grown, packed and shipped in accordance with the requirements of 7 CFR 319.56-53.

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