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Orders Imposing Import Assessments on Honey, Mangos to be Reviewed

Thursday, February 12, 2015
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The Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service will conduct a referendum April 13-24 to determine whether eligible importers and first handlers of honey or honey products favor continuance of the Honey Packers and Importers Research, Promotion, Consumer Education and Industry Information Order. To vote in this referendum, importers and first handlers must have imported or handled 250,000 or more pounds of honey or honey products during the period Jan. 1 through Dec. 31, 2014, paid assessments during that period, and currently be an importer or first handler of honey or honey products subject to assessments. Persons who received an exemption from assessments for the entire representative period are ineligible to vote.

Separately, AMS will conduct a referendum April 6-17 to determine whether eligible importers and first handlers of mangos favor continuance of the Mango Promotion, Research and Information Order. Importers importing 500,000 or more pounds of mangos into the U.S., and first handlers receiving 500,000 or more pounds of mangos from producers during the period Jan. 1 through Dec. 31, 2014. Persons who received an exemption from assessments for the entire representative period are ineligible to vote.

These orders will be continued if approved by a majority of the importers and first handlers voting in the referenda.

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