USDA Adopts Final Rules Allowing Importation of Apples From China
APHIS is amending the fruits and vegetables regulations to allow the importation of fresh apples from China into the continental United States. This is a final rule. Apples from areas in China in which the Oriental fruit fly is not known to exist will have to be produced in accordance with a systems approach. All apples from China will also be required to be accompanied by a phytosanitary certificate with an additional declaration stating that all conditions for the importation of the apples have been met and that the consignment of apples has been inspected and found free of quarantine pests.