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Fruits and Vegetables Permit Information

USDA may require a written permit for importing fresh and/or frozen fruits and vegetables (including fresh herbs and sprouts) for consumption from all foreign sources into the United States and its territories.

The Agricultural Commodity Import Requirements (ACIR) database provides users a simple search interface for finding and displaying import requirements for imported fruits and vegetables.  

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General Information

View a list of the commonly asked questions and concerns associated with the application process for a fruits and vegetables permit.


For additional questions associated with the application process for a fruit and vegetable import permit, contact:

Phone: (301) 851-2346

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