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Imports of Fresh Persimmon from Japan Approved by USDA

Thursday, September 14, 2017
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The Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has issued a final rule that, effective Oct. 12, will allow imports of fresh persimmon with calyxes from Japan. As a condition of entry, such persimmons must be produced in accordance with a systems approach that includes requirements for orchard certification, orchard pest control, post-harvest safeguards, fruit culling, traceback, and sampling. The persimmons will also have to be accompanied by a phytosanitary certificate with an additional declaration stating that they were produced under, and meet all the components of, the agreed systems approach and were inspected and found to be free of quarantine pests.

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