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Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
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Fresh Fruits and Vegetables


Select the radio button “Country/Region” or “Approved Name” and then select the country or the fruit or vegetable you would like information about. Select “Open CIR” to view the import requirements for that item. If the item is not listed, it is not allowed entry into the U.S.

  • If the import requirements indicate “Subject to Inspection: This commodity is subject to inspection at the port of entry and all general requirements of 7 CFR 319.56-3,” the fruit or vegetable is allowed into the United States pending inspection. If it is listed and only requires inspection, or inspection with an import permit, it can be admissible as a personal use quantity, when declared to CBP and with 100 percent inspection by the port officials.
  • If the inspector finds a pest, then the fruit or vegetable is NOT allowed into the United States in passenger baggage.
  • If the product is listed in FAVIR and requires a phytosanitary certificate, or if the import requirements indicate “Condition of entry treatment,” it is not allowed in personal quantity shipments in passenger baggage, U.S. Postal Service mail, express carrier packages, personal vehicles, etc.


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