USDA’s Animal Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) will amend 7 CFR 319.56-30 of the “Fruits and Vegetables” regulations to allow importation of fresh Hass avocado fruit into the continental United States, Hawaii and Puerto Rico from all areas of Mexico subject to a systems approach. The current systems approach applies to Hass avocados imported from the Mexican state of Michoacán and will be extended to all areas of Mexico. Effective Monday, June 27, 2016, commercial consignments of Hass avocados from all areas of Mexico with an approved operational work plan will be allowed into the U.S. accompanied by a phytosanitary certificate certified by the NPPO of Mexico indicating compliance with the systems approach prescribed. This action expands an already successful Hass avocado import program with Mexico.
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