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USDA Reviewing Information Collections on Imports of Fruits, Vegetables, Bees

Monday, November 20, 2017
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The Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is accepting comments through Dec. 20 on the information collections associated with the following.

Importation of Fruits and Vegetables. APHIS uses phytosanitary certificates, fruit fly monitoring records, and the labeling of boxes to allow a number of fruits and vegetable to be imported under specified conditions from certain parts of the world. This information is used as a guide to the intensity of the inspection that APHIS must conduct when the shipment arrives.

Bees and Related Articles. APHIS collects information from a variety of individuals involved in breeding, exporting, importing, and containing bees and related articles. This information serves as the supporting documentation needed to issue required PPQ forms and documents that allow the importation of bees and related articles or authorizes the release of bees.

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