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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  
Pistachio Import Regulation; Docket Number: AMS-FV-09-0064; FV09-999-1. EFFECTIVE: September 12, 2012. [Notice PDF]

 
Grapes Grown in a Designated Area of Southeastern California and Imported Table Grapes; Relaxation of Handling Requirements. Docket Number: AMS-FV-09-0085; FV10-925-1 IFR. EFFECTIVE: April 8, 2010. Comments received by May 5, 2010, will be considered prior to issuance of a final rule. [Notice PDF]

 
Grapes Grown in a Designated Area of Southeastern California and Imported Table Grapes; Change in Regulatory Periods. Docket Number: AMS-FV-06-0814; FV03-925-1 FIR EFFECTIVE: February 8, 2010. [Notice PDF]

 
Modification to Potato Import Regulations and to Administrative Requirements for Onion, Potato, and Tomato Import Regulations. Docket Number: AMS-FV-08-0018; FV08-980-1 PR. EFFECTIVE: January 11, 2010. [Notice PDF] [Summary PDF]

 
8E IMPORT REGULATIONS: On January 19, 2009, a rule was published in the Federal Register revising the reporting requirements for imports regulated under Section 8e of the AMAA, as amended. These revisions will ensure completeness of information and streamline the inspection process. Docket Number: AMS-FV-07-0110; FV07-944/980/999-1 FR. [Information for Importers PDF] [Notice PDF] [Regulations.gov]

 
The changes involve:

 
1. Customs Entry Numbers are now mandatory on inspection certificates.
2. Raisin, date and dried prune import declaration forms are replaced with generic FV-6 forms.

 
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  Donate Imported Produce to U.S. Food Banks (PDF)  
 
Resources
 
  Section 8e Educational Presentation  
 
  Section 8e Failings Notice  
 
  Section 8e Coverage Calendar  
 
  U.S. Customs Release Procedure  
 
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: 08/28/2012