USDA Moves to Allow Imports of Fresh Cranberries from Chile
The Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has concluded that the application of one or more of the following phytosanitary measures will be sufficient to mitigate the risks of introducing or disseminating plant pests or noxious weeds via the importation of fresh cranberries from Chile.
- the imports must be in commercial consignments only
- the imports are subject to inspection at the port of entry
- the imports must be accompanied by a phytosanitary certificate issued by the national plant protection organization of Chile
APHIS is inviting comments through May 11 on a pest risk analysis that evaluates the risks associated with such imports. If APHIS’ overall conclusions and determination of risk remain unchanged after its consideration of any comments received, the importation of fresh cranberries from Chile into the continental U.S. will be authorized subject to the requirements specified in the risk management document.