Welcome to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) new, searchable database, known as the fruits and vegetables import requirement--or FAVIR--database.
The FAVIR database allows customers to search for authorized fruits and vegetables by commodity or country, and quickly and easily determine the general requirements for their importation into the United States. This database will include emergency pest notifications to alert users if there is a change in the import status of a commodity or country. It also allows APHIS officials and the Department of Homeland Security's Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agricultural inspectors to quickly determine whether or not a commodity is authorized entry into the United States, as well as the general requirements for importation. FAVIR allows easy access to information pertaining to the importation of fruits and vegetables.
APHIS developed the FAVIR database in response to the July 18, 2007 final rule, known as Quarantine 56 or the Q56 revision, which established a streamlined approach for the importation of certain fruits and vegetables without specific prior rulemaking. Since there is not specific prior rulemaking, commodities approved under the Q56 revision are now identified through FAVIR and not in the Code of Federal Regulations.