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USDA Reviewing Information Collections on Avocado Imports, Plants for Planting

Friday, February 21, 2014
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The Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is requesting comments through April 22 on the proposed extension of the information collections associated with the following.

Importation of Hass avocados from Michoacán, Mexico – Regulatory requirements for such imports include trust fund agreements, work plans, phytosanitary certificates, stickers, truck and container seals, and box marking.

Plants for Planting – Plants for planting from certain parts of the world may be imported into the United States only under certain conditions to prevent the introduction of plant pests. Individuals who are involved in growing, exporting and importing plants for planting must provide information to APHIS about these commodities. This information serves as the supporting documentation needed to issue required forms and documents.

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