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Swiss Chard From Colombia May be Imported into U.S.

Thursday, November 21, 2013
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

Effective Nov. 20, the Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is authorizing the importation of Swiss chard from Colombia into the continental United States, subject to the following phytosanitary measures.

- imports must be commercial consignments only

- imports are subject to inspection at the port of entry

- imports must be accompanied by a phytosanitary certificate issued by the national plant protection organization of Colombia with the additional declaration stating that the consignment was inspected and found free of Copitarsia incommoda and Liriomyza huidobrensis

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