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Export Apple Act  
The Export Apple Act (7 U.S.C. 581-590) promotes foreign trade by regulating minimum quality and standardized container and pack requirements for exports of U.S. apples. The Act makes it unlawful for anyone to ship apples to foreign destinations without an accompanying inspection certificate issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

2014 Amendments  
The Agricultural Act of 2014 (Farm Bill) exempted apples shipped in bulk bins weighing 101 pounds or more from USDA’s inspection requirement. On April 4, 2014, USDA published a notice in the Federal Register, implementing the modified regulation and providing opportunity for public comment.

 
Title: Regulations Issued Under the Export Apple Act; Exempting Bulk Shipments to Canada from Minimum Requirements and Inspection. Docket Number: AMS-FV-14-0022; FV14-33-1 IR. EFFECTIVE: August 26, 2014.

 

 
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  Export Apple Act (PDF)  
 
  Section 10009 of 2014 Farm Bill (PDF)  
 
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  Last Modified Date: 08/26/2014