USDA requires 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 or in the PDF electronic USDA, APHIS, PPQ, Fruit and Vegetable Manual.
Frequently Asked Questions
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