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USDA Authorizes Imports of Certain Plant Products from Guatemala

Thursday, October 16, 2014
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has announced its decision to authorize the importation of chipilin leaves and edible flowers of chufle, izote and pacaya from Guatemala into the continental United States. Such imports will be subject to the following phytosanitary measures.

- the commodities must be imported in commercial consignments only

- each consignment must be accompanied by a phytosanitary certificate issued by the national plant protection organization of Guatemala

- each consignment is subject to inspection upon arrival at the U.S. port of entry

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