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USDA Reviewing Info Collections on Imports of Bananas and Sand Pears

Thursday, March 10, 2016
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is accepting comments through May 9 on the information collections associated with imports of the following.

Fresh bananas from the Philippines – information collection activities include operational workplans, recordkeeping, production site registration, monitoring and oversight of registered production sites, fruit fly trapping to establish places of production with low pest prevalence, investigations, certification of harvest stage, carton markings, shipping documents, and phytosanitary certificates with an additional declaration

Sand pears from China – information collection activities include test and certification of propagative material, trapping system, operational workplan, recordkeeping, production site registration, inspection of registered production sites, investigation for recertification of production sites, packinghouse registration and inspection, packinghouse tracking system, certification of treatment and review of treatment records, handling procedures, notification of detections by registered production sites and packinghouses, audits, monitoring of treatment, mitigation measures at production sites and packinghouses, labeling, numbered seals, and phytosanitary certificates with an additional declaration

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