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Approved Commodities

Many fruits, vegetables, plants, and plant products can be imported into the United States and its territories. To determine if the commodity you want to import into the United States is approved, please select a link below to begin.
 

Commodities from the State of Hawaii and the U.S. territories


If you are interested in importing commodities into the continental United States from the State of Hawaii or one of the U.S. Territories, please check one or more of the following:


If the commodity is not allowed entry into the continental United States, the State or Territory Plant Health Office will have to submit a commodity import request.
 

Fresh Fruits and Vegetables


If you are interested in importing fresh fruits and vegetables into the United States, please check the Fruits and Vegetables Import Requirements (FAVIR) database. You can search FAVIR for approved fruits and vegetables by country or by the commodity's common or scientific name.

If the commodity is not listed in FAVIR, please check the list ofin-progress PPQ pest risk analyses to see if it is currently being evaluated. If the commodity is not allowed entry into the United States and is not currently undergoing a pest risk analysis, the national plant protection organization (NPPO) of the exporting country must submit a commodity import request.
 

Plants for Planting


If you are interested in importing plants or seeds for planting into the United States, plants please check one or more of the following:


Plants that are not listed in the above sites are generally admissible. However, if the commodity is not listed in either of the above sites, please also check the list of in-progress PPQ pest risk analyses to see if it is listed as being evaluated.
 

Cut Flowers and Greenery


If you are interested in importing into the United States cut flowers or greenery (including branches or stems and any fruit attached) to be used for decoration or ornamentation, that are not intended for consumption or planting, please check the following:

Other Plant Products


If you are interested in importing into the United States other plant products not listed above, please check the following manuals regarding the admissibility of the commodity:

  • Seeds Not for Planting Manual provides information on requirements for importing articles, such as whole seeds (grain and nuts for consumption), imported for purposes other than planting or growing.
  • Miscellaneous and Processed Products Manual provides information on requirements for importing articles of plant origin (i.e., processed fruit, grain and grain products, wood and wood products, logs and lumber) and nonplant origin (i.e., goatskins, brassware, and beeswax) that might introduce exotic pests and parasites. If the country/commodity is not listed in the manual or regulations, then we may not regulate it.
  • 7 CFR part 319 (Foreign Quarantine Notices) for commodities that we regulate.

If the commodity you are looking for is not allowed entry into the United States from the country of interest, the national plant protection organization ( NPPO) of the exporting country must submit a commodity import request.


Further Information

If you have a question about importing a fruit, vegetable, plant or plant product or about the requirements for getting a new commodity approved for importation, please call our Customer Support office at 301-851-2046 or 877.770.5990. If you have questions about the fresh fruits and vegetables information in FAVIR, please send an email to PPQ.FAVIR.Comments@aphis.usda.gov.



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