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APHIS Resumes Permitting Pomegranate Aril Imports from Peru

Last update on Dec. 19, 2018.

APHIS Resumes Permitting Pomegranate Aril Imports from Peru

Effective immediately, USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) will resume issuing permits for imports of pomegranate arils from Peru into the United States. These imports must meet the requirements of Federal Order (DA-2018-19) and the operational workplan signed by APHIS and the national plant protection organization (NPPO) of Peru. APHIS suspended imports of pomegranate arils from Peru in June 2018 based on port-of-entry detections of Mediterranean fruit fly (Ceratitis capitata, Medfly).

Under the terms of the Federal Order and operational workplan, pomegranate arils from Peru are subject to the following import requirements:
• Orchard and packinghouse registration with ...

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IAC Application process

Last update on Dec. 6, 2018.

IAC Application process

The much anticipated IAC “tier” application process in IACMS is finally in production. The main highlight is that potential IAC applicants are asked critical IAC applicability questions in the front end. If the applicants chose the wrong answers, IACMS will automatically reject the application providing a rejection response prior to having a PSI reviewing the app.

This provides PSIs review time for legitimate applications.

Note: Even if the current SIC code selected may not be preferred cargo SIC code, PSIs must ensure even though their current business model description may not be air cargo, the description provides a future intent ...

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