Regarding fresh figs from Mexico

USDA revises fig import requirements - combating Mediterranean black fig fly

Effective September 15th, APHIS implemented the following restrictions on all commercial consignments of fresh fig fruits imported from Mexico to prevent the introduction of Mediterranean black fig fly:

  • consignments from areas in Mexico where MBFF is present must be treated with 400 gy irradiation
  • consignments from areas in Mexico where MBFF is not present will continue to be treated with 150 gy irradiation but will now require a phytosanitary certificate with an additional declaration stating that the figs were produced in an area free of MBFF
  • consignments currently produced in the fruit fly free area in Mexico must include a PC issued by Mexico’s national plant protection organization with an AD that the consignment was produced in an area free of MBFF
  • fresh figs brought in by passengers and in non-commercial consignments are prohibited

Source: strtrade.com

 


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