USDA program has jumpstarted TCL investments in US southeastern ports

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USDA program has jumpstarted TCL investments in US southeastern ports

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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Peter Buxbaum has been writing about international trade and transportation, as well as security, defense, technology, and foreign policy, for over 20 years. Besides contributing to the AJOT, Buxbaum's work has appeared in such leading publications as Fortune, Forbes, Chief Executive, Computerworld, and Jane's Defence Weekly. He was educated at Columbia University.