USDA proposes to allow kiwi from Chile to be imported into the US under a systems approach

USDA proposes to allow kiwi from Chile to be imported into the US under a systems approach

http://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2014-0002

Summary:
 

We are proposing to amend the fruits and vegetables regulations to list kiwi (Actinidia deliciosa and Actinidia chinensis) from Chile as eligible for importation into the United States subject to a systems approach.  Under this systems approach, the fruit would have to be grown in a place of production that is registered with the Government of Chile and certified as having a low prevalence of Brevipalpus chilensis.  The fruit would have to undergo pre-harvest sampling at the registered production site.  Following post-harvest processing, the fruit would have to be inspected in Chile at an approved inspection site.  Each consignment of fruit would have to be accompanied by a phytosanitary certificate with an additional declaration stating that the fruit had been found free of Brevipalpus chilensis based on field and packinghouse inspections.  This proposed rule would allow for the safe importation of kiwi from Chile using mitigation measures other than fumigation with methyl bromide.

 

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