APHIS Publishes Final Rule to Allow the Importation of Fresh Mango Fruit from Vietnam into the Continental United States

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is amending its regulations to allow the importation of fresh mango fruit from Vietnam into the continental United States.  After analyzing the potential plant pest risks, APHIS scientists determined that mangos from Vietnam can be safely imported under a systems approach.    Continue reading

APHIS Proposes to Allow Import of Fresh Mango Fruit from Vietnam into the Continental United States

USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is publishing a proposed rule to allow the importation of fresh mango fruit (Mangifera indica L.) from Vietnam into the continental United States. The proposed rule will be available for review and comment beginning August 3.

The rule proposes that Vietnamese mango fruit can be safely imported into the continental United States if it meets several conditions. Under the proposal, the fruit would be required to be grown in an orchard which has been treated for pests, or certified as pest-free.  Shipments will also need to be treated with irradiation. The commercial consignments must be accompanied by a phytosanitary certificate issued by the national plant protection organization of Vietnam with a declaration that the fruit was prepared for export in accordance with APHIS’ import requirements. The shipments would be subject to inspection upon arrival at the port of entry into the continental United States. Continue reading