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USDA Eases Pest Treatment Requirement for Fruit Imported from Australia

Tuesday, September 02, 2014
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

Effective Aug. 29, the Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has recognized the Australian states of New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania and Victoria as free of Mediterranean fruit fly and the state of Western Australia as free of Queensland fruit fly. APHIS notes that while fruit from these areas will still require mitigation, typically quarantine treatment, before importation into the United States, only the mitigation necessary for the fruit fly of concern in the originating area will be required. APHIS adds that it will continuously monitor commodities from Australia with port-of-entry inspections.

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