Fresh Beans from Jordan Allowed Into U.S.
The Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has issued a final rule that, effective Dec. 19, will allow the importation of commercial shipments of fresh beans (French, green, snap and string), shelled or in pods, from Jordan into the continental United States. As a condition of entry, these beans must be produced in accordance with a systems approach that includes requirements for packing, washing and processing. The beans must also be accompanied by a phytosanitary certificate attesting that all phytosanitary requirements have been met and that the consignment was inspected and found free of quarantine pests.
APHIS notes that Jordan expects to export 200 metric tons of fresh beans to the continental U.S. annually, which is less than one-tenth of 1% of U.S fresh snap bean production.