USDA To Allow Foreign Imports Of Dragon Fruit, Bananas

Law360, New York (April 13, 2012, 4:40 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture will allow imports of fresh pitaya, better known as dragon fruit, from Central America and shipments of fresh bananas from the Philippines to enter the U.S., according to a notice set to be published Monday.

The USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service issued a final order on Monday allowing pitaya producers in Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama to import the cactus-like fruit to the U.S., as long as measures are taken to avoid the spread...
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