Importation of Cape Gooseberry From Colombia Into the United States

Docket ID: APHIS-2012-0038
Agency: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)
Parent Agency: Department of Agriculture (USDA)
This rulemaking amends the fruits and vegetables regulations to allow the importation of cape gooseberry from Colombia into the United States. As a condition of entry, cape gooseberry from Colombia must be subject to a systems approach that includes requirements for establishment of pest-free places of production and the labeling of boxes prior to shipping. The cape gooseberry also must be imported in commercial consignments and accompanied by a phytosanitary certificate issued by the national plant protection organization of Colombia certifying that the fruit has been produced in accordance with the systems approach. This action allows for the importation of cape gooseberry from Colombia into the United States while continuing to provide protection against the introduction of plant pests.
RIN: 0579-AD79
Impacts and Effects: International, Small Entities (Business)
CFR Citation: 7 CFR 319
Priority: Routine and Frequent
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Publication Period: Fall 2014
Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Completed Action
Major Rule: No
Legal Authorities: 7 USC 450, 7 USC 7701 to 7772, 7 USC 7781 to 7786, 21 USC 136 and 136a
Legal Deadlines: None
Government Levels Affected: No
Federalism Implications: No
Unfunded Mandates: No
Requires Regulatory Flexibility Analysis: No
Small Entities Affected: Business
International Impacts: Yes
Included in Regulatory Plan: No
ActionDateFR Citation
NPRM08/16/201378 FR 49972
NPRM Comment Period End10/15/2013
Final Rule05/02/201479 FR 24995
Final Rule Effective06/02/2014
Final Rule--Technical Amendment10/01/201479 FR 59089
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Related RINs: None
Related Dockets: None
Category: Importation of Plants and Plant Products
Keyword(s): USDA, agriculture
Type: Rulemaking
Program: Plant Protection and Quarantine

Primary Documents

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Comment Period Closed
Oct 15, 2013 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 08/16/2013
ID: APHIS-2012-0038-0001
Comment Period Closed
Posted: 10/01/2014
ID: APHIS-2012-0038-0008
Comment Period Closed
Posted: 05/02/2014
ID: APHIS-2012-0038-0006

Supporting Documents

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Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 05/02/2014
ID: APHIS-2012-0038-0007
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 08/16/2013
ID: APHIS-2012-0038-0003
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 08/16/2013
ID: APHIS-2012-0038-0002


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Agency Contact
Claudia Ferguson
Senior Regulatory Policy Specialist, Regulatory Coordination and Compliance, PPQ
301 851-2352
4700 River Road, Unit 133, Riverdale, MD 20737-1236
Riverdale, MD 20737-1236
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