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APHIS Allows the Import of Fresh Beans from Jordan

On November 19, APHIS published a final rule to allow the importation of fresh beans, shelled or in pods (French, green, snap, and string), from Jordan into the United States. As a condition of entry, the beans must be produced in accordance with a systems approach that includes requirements for packing, washing, and processing. The beans must also be accompanied by a phytosanitary certificate attesting that all phytosanitary requirements have been met and that the consignment was inspected and found free of quarantine pests. This rule is effective December 19, 2013.

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