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Fresh Cape Gooseberry Fruit from Chile Authorized for Import into Continental U.S.

Monday, December 19, 2011
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

Effective Dec. 16, the Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has authorized the importation into the continental U.S. of fresh Cape gooseberry fruit with husks from Chile. Such imports will be subject to the following phytosanitary measures.

• The fruit will be subject to inspection upon arrival in the U.S.

• Each consignment must be accompanied by a phytosanitary certificate issued by national plant protection organization of Chile stating: “The Cape gooseberry in the consignment has been inspected and is free of pests.”

• The fruit must be imported in commercial consignments only.

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