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Section 8e Import Compliance  
This website assists importers in complying with fruit, vegetable and nut import requirements as mandated by Section 8e of the Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act of 1937 (AMAA). The law requires that imports of certain products meet the same or comparable standards as products covered under Federal marketing orders in the United States.

Section 8e Resources  

Section 8e News and Notices  
Avocados Grown in South Florida and Imported Avocados; Change in Maturity Requirements. Docket Number: AMS-FV-14-0051; FV14-915-1 FIR. Effective: April 27, 2015. [Notice PDF]

Irish Potatoes Grown in Colorado and Imported Irish Potatoes; Relaxation of the Handling Regulation for Area No. 2 and Import Regulations. Docket Number: AMS-FV-13-0073; FV13-948-3 FR. Effective: April 27, 2015. [Notice PDF]

Fruit, Vegetable, and Specialty Crops-Import Regulations; Changes to Reporting Requirements to Add Electronic Form Filing Option. Docket Number: AMS-FV-14-0093; FV15-944/980/999-1 IR. Effective March 30, 2015; comments received by May 26, 2015 will be considered prior to issuance of a final rule. [Notice PDF]

Grapes Grown in Designated Area of Southeastern California and Imported Table Grapes; Relaxation of Handling Requirements. Docket Number: AMS-FV-14-0031; FV14-925-2 PR. Comments due by April 2, 2015. [Notice PDF]



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See Also
  International Standardization and International Market News  
  International Trade Data System (ITDS)  
Import Requirements
  APHIS Plant Protection and Quarantine  
  FDA Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition  
  U.S. Customs and Border Protection  
  Last Modified Date: 04/22/2015