New Import Restrictions on Cherries from Canada
Effective May 23, the Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has implemented the following restrictions on imports from Canada to prevent the entry of the European cherry fruit fly.
- entry of fresh black cherry, mahaleb cherry, sour cherry, and sweet cherry fruit from the province of Ontario is prohibited
- entry of wild Prunus spp. and Lonicera spp. fruit from Ontario is prohibited
- imports of the above commodities from Canadian provinces other than Ontario must have their origin verified by shipping documents (e.g., bill of lading) or other proof of origin acceptable to APHIS