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USDA Reviewing Information Collections on Imports of Peppers

Thursday, July 26, 2018
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is accepting comments through Sept. 24 on the information collection requirements associated with the importation of peppers from Korea and from Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama.

Korea – greenhouse registration and inspection by officials of Korea’s national plant protection organization, a phytosanitary certificate with a declaration by NPPO officials stating the peppers were grown in greenhouses in accordance with the regulations and inspected and found free of the listed plant pests, and emergency action notifications

Central America –inspections by NPPO officials of the country of export; bilateral workplans; production site registration; fruit fly trapping, monitoring, quality control programs, and recordkeeping; box labeling; phytosanitary certificates; and emergency action notifications

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