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U.S. Authorizes Fresh Fig and Tejocote Fruit Imports From Mexico


On March 30, 2015, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) issued two Federal Register notices authorizing the importation of fresh figs and fresh tejocote fruit from Mexico, effective March 30, 2015.

The notices specify that both fruit can only be imported in commercial consignments and need to be accompanied by a phytosanitary certificate (PC) confirming that the goods obtained the mandatory irradiation treatment.

Furthermore, the Federal Register notice specifies that, for figs, “If irradiation treatment is applied outside the U.S., each consignment of fruit must be jointly inspected by APHIS and the national plant protection organization (NPPO) of Mexico. If irradiation treatment is applied upon arrival in the U.S., each consignment of fruit must be inspected by the NPPO of Mexico prior to departure.”

Both commodities are subject to examination at the U.S. entry port.

The Federal Register notices can be accessed online at:



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