Background

Effective Oct. 13, the Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has lifted its order prohibiting the importation of all tangerines, clementines, mandarins, and sweet oranges from Morocco.

This order was imposed Jan. 29, 2016, in response to the presence of live Mediterranean fruit fly larvae on cold-treated clementines from Morocco. However, in June the two sides signed a detailed work plan to mitigate pest risk that includes a requirement for all citrus consignments to be accompanied by a phytosanitary certificate with an additional declaration that the consignment was produced and prepared for export in accordance with the work plan. APHIS states that in September it conducted a site visit of production areas in Morocco and confirmed that the work plan requirements were being met.

Copyright © 2021 Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A.; WorldTrade Interactive, Inc. All rights reserved.

ST&R: International Trade Law & Policy

Since 1977, we have set the standard for international trade lawyers and consultants, providing comprehensive and effective customs, import and export services to clients worldwide.

View Our Services 

Close

Cookie Consent

We use cookies on our website. By continuing to use our website, you agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.