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USDA Reviewing Information Collections on Imports of Citrus, Beans

Tuesday, April 11, 2017
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The Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services is accepting comments through May 11 on the information collections associated with imports of the following.

Fresh Citrus from Uruguay. APHIS uses the following information activities to verify that citrus fruit from Uruguay is grown in production areas that are registered and monitored by the national plant protection organization of Uruguay and to verify that consignments have been produced with a systems approach: bilateral workplan, production site registration, phytosanitary certificate, labeling boxes, monitoring and inspection, investigation and appropriate remedial action, recordkeeping, registration of packinghouses, and certified facility.

Beans from Jordan. As a condition of entry, fresh beans, shelled or in pods (French, green, snap, and string) from Jordan have to be produced in accordance with a systems approach that includes requirements for packing, washing, and processing. APHIS uses the following information activities to verify that fresh beans from Jordan are grown in production areas that are registered and monitored by the NPPO of Jordan: phytosanitary certificate with declaration, packinghouse registration, box labeling, and inspections.

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