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U.S. lifts ban on pomegranate aril import from Peru

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The United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has lifted the suspension of pomegranate aril imports from Peru.

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This means federal order (DA-2018-36), issued on October 4, 2018, replaced the one published on June 11, 2018 (DA-2018-19), which suspended import of fresh pomegranate arils from the Inca country into the North American market. reported that imports can resume after APHIS and the Peru National Agricultural Sanitation Service (Senasa) finalize and sign the operational work plan.

In this sense, pomegranate arils from Peru must be exported in accordance with the operational work plan, which includes a systems approach consisting of orchard and packinghouse registration, fruit fly trapping, packinghouse inspections, lot identification, phytosanitary certificate, and inspection upon arrival.

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