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Entry Requirements for Blueberries from Chile Amended

Monday, November 05, 2018
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

Effective Oct. 29, the Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has amended the entry requirements for fresh blueberries from Chile as follows.

- APHIS is adding newly-created region XVI (Nuble) to the list of regions in Chile that are known to have European grapevine moth.

- Shipments of Chilean blueberries from regions known to have EGVM will be allowed into all U.S. ports with approved fumigation facilities, which no longer need to request authorization.

APHIS notes that blueberry imports from EGVM-affected regions of Chile must be fumigated with methyl bromide at the point of origin or the first U.S. port of arrival. In addition, consignments from other Chilean regions that do not require fumigation are subject to an increased rate of inspection through the APHIS preclearance program at the port of export.

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