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APHIS Amends Import Requirements for Tomato, Peppers from Dominican Republic, France and Spain

Effective June 5, 2020, USDA’s APHIS Plant Protection and Quarantine program has amended Federal Order DA-2020-12 for imports of tomato and peppers, both of which are hosts of Tomato brown rugose fruit virus (ToBRFV).

Specially, APHIS has added additional restrictions to imports from Dominican Republic, France and Spain, requiring further declaration on the phytosanitary certificate that the fruits are free of ToBRFV based on origination from an area free of the pest, or genative results of diagnostic testing.

If you have any questions about this new requirements, please send an email to or contact Crowley’s customs brokerage professionals at 305-471-8989.