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Tomato Brown Rugose Fruit Virus Federal Import Order FAQ's

The ToBRFV Import Federal Order applies to imports of tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) and pepper (Capsicum spp.) seed lots, including small lots of seeds, and transplants from all countries. All imports of fresh tomato and pepper fruit entering the United States from all countries must arrive in commercial consignments, and tomato and pepper fruit from Canada, the Dominican Republic, France, Israel, Mexico, the Netherlands, and Spain are also subject to certification requirements detailed in the Federal Order.

The Import Federal Order has been in effect since November 22, 2019. APHIS may revise the Federal Order, such as the update on June 5, to modify import requirements for tomato and/or pepper fruit or propagative material when new scientific information or interceptions of ToBRFV require a modification to import requirements for tomato and/or pepper fruit or propagative material.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Importing Tomato and Pepper Fruit (25)

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General Information about ToBRFV (5)

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