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USDA Seeks to Revise Information Collection on Imports of Mangoes from India

Wednesday, June 08, 2016
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is accepting comments through Aug. 8 on the proposed extension and revision of an information collection associated with the regulations for the importation of mangoes from India into the continental United States.

As a condition of entry, such mangoes must undergo irradiation treatment and be accompanied by a phytosanitary certificate with additional declaration statements providing specific information regarding the treatment and inspection of the mangoes and the orchards in which they are grown. Other information collection activities include a preclearance workplan, trust fund agreement, compliance agreement, monitoring of inspections, and recordkeeping.

Since the last approval of this information collection APHIS has added activities that were previously not accounted for, such as an orchard inspection agreement between APHIS and the national plant protection organization of India, package labeling identifying the treatment facility and date of treatment, treatment certification, and denial/withdrawal of facility certification.

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