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.
A summary of basic requirements for imported fruits and vegetables is available on the Internet at the Fruits and Vegetables Import Requirements (FAVIR) Database.
View a list of the commonly asked questions and concerns associated with the application process for a fruit and vegetable permit.
For additional questions associated with the application process for a fruit and vegetable import permit, contact:
Phone: (301) 851-2346