Fresh Chilean cranberries gain access to U.S. market
In a statement published on the U.S. Government’s Federal Register, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) said it had determined the application of one or more designated phytosanitary measures would be sufficient to mitigate the risks of introducing or disseminating plant pests or noxious weeds.
The statement said the cranberries must be imported as commercial consignments only, and each consignment must be accompanied by a phytosanitary certificate issued by Chile's national plant protection organization.
In addition, each consignment is subject to inspection upon arrival at the port of entry to the U.S.
APHIS also said it had received six comments in the 60-day public comment period held earlier this year, from an organization of State plant regulatory agencies, importers, the Chilean Government, and private citizens.
Also comments supported the importation of cranberries from Chile into the U.S.
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