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Fresh Mango from Vietnam Allowed Under USDA Rule

Thursday, November 30, 2017
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has issued a final rule that, effective Dec. 29, will allow imports of fresh mango fruit from Vietnam into the continental U.S. As a condition of entry, such fruit will be subject to a systems approach that includes orchard or packinghouse requirements, irradiation treatment, and port of entry inspection. The fruit must also be imported in commercial consignments and accompanied by a phytosanitary certificate issued by the national plant protection organization of Vietnam with an additional declaration stating that the consignment was inspected and found free of the fungus Macrophoma mangiferae and mango black spot, Xanthomonas campestris pv. mangiferaeindicae.

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