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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.

A summary of basic requirements for imported fruits and vegetables is available on the Internet at the Fruits and Vegetables Import Requirements (FAVIR) Database.

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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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