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News Release

USDA Makes a Technical Amendment to the Final Rule on the Importation of Cape Gooseberry from Colombia into the United States

http://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2012-0038 

Summary:

We are proposing to amend the fruits and vegetables regulations to allow the importation of cape gooseberry from Colombia into the United States.  As a condition of entry, cape gooseberry from Colombia would be subject to a systems approach that would include requirements for establishment of pest-free places of production and the labeling of boxes prior to shipping.  The cape gooseberry would also have to be imported in commercial consignments and accompanied by a phytosanitary certificate issued by the national plant protection organization of Colombia certifying that the fruit has been produced in accordance with the systems approach.  This action would allow for the importation of cape gooseberry from Colombia into the United States while continuing to provide protection against the introduction of plant pests.


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