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Peru Opens Market to U.S. Flax Seed

Peru Opens Market to U.S. Flax Seed

Oct. 15, 2018 - Peru has published new requirements for the import of flax seeds from the United States. Under the new requirements, flax seed imports into Peru are only allowed entry from the State of North Dakota as commercial shipments with phytosanitary certificates; the shipments are subject to inspection at the port of entry. In June 2017, a company in North Dakota reached out to APHIS to start the market access process after participating in a trade mission to Peru that identified two potential importers. As Peru did not have import requirements at that time, a government to government negotiation process ensued. Peru notified the World Trade Organization of its intent to publish new requirements for entry of flax seed in June 2018 and published the requirements 60 days later. Potential annual market value is $100,000.

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