APHIS Permitted fruit and vegetables into the US - APHIS Guide 2012

US Department of Agriculture
Publication Date
01 October 2012

The Fruits and Vegetables Import Manual provides the import requirements for regulating imported articles of fresh, usable parts of plants such as fruits, stems, leaves, roots, and flowers (herbs and vegetables). These imported articles are not intended for planting or growing, but they might serve to introduce exotic pests. 

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