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Higher Volume of Potatoes May be Imported Without Regard to Import Regulations

Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service has issued a final rule that, effective April 27, increases from 1,000 pounds to 2,000 pounds the amount of most round-type potatoes that may be imported without regard to the grade, size, maturity and inspection requirements in the import regulations. AMS states that the higher limit is consistent with the approximate weight of one pallet of potatoes and will provide flexibility in the importation and distribution of smaller quantities of potatoes. The rule does not amend the exemption for imported red skinned, round type or long type potatoes, which will remain at 500 pounds.

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