Port of Virginia: The latest authorized to receive cold-treated South American produce
Importers of perishables from South America can now move their cargo across the Port of Virginia as the port is now a participant of the US Department of Agriculture’s Southeast In-Transit Cold Treatment Pilot program.
Virginia is the newest member of a pilot that is designed to import fresh fruit to southeastern US ports from South America. The pilot allows entry of in-transit, cold-treated containers of agricultural products originating in South America, including blueberries, citrus, and grapes from Peru; blueberries and grapes from Uruguay; and, apples, blueberries and pears from Argentina.
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