U.S. considers Peruvian avocados imports
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has proposed regulations to allow for the commercial importation of Hass avocados from Peru.
As a condition of entry, Hass avocados from Peru would have to meet specific requirements for importation in commercial consignments, packinghouses, grove sanitation, pest-free areas or trapping for fruit flies, surveys for the avocado seed moth and inspection for quarantine pests by Peru’s national plant protection agency.
Hass avocados from Peru would also be required to be accompanied by a phytosanitary certificate with an additional declaration stating the avocados were grown, packed and inspected and found to be free of pests.
APHIS will accept comments from the industry through March 9.