Entries tagged with: Imports

Report: US potato imports increase

U.S. potato imports increase for the first three quarters of the marketing year due to the strong dollar and increasing world supplies, Potatoes USA reports. In summary, total imports are up 13 percent on a metric ton volume basis (up 10.8 percent on fresh weights volume basis). This is being driven by a 19 percent increase in fresh imports, a 12 percent increase in frozen and a 21 percent increase in seed potatoes for the July 2015 – March 2016…  » Read more

APHIS approves Mexican fresh potatoes for importation

The USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) will allow the importation of fresh potatoes from Mexico into the U.S. effective April 25.             As a condition of entry the potatoes must be in accordance with the following strictures: seed potatoes were certified; packinghouses are registered;  shipments are commercial; and chain of custody is verified.             In addition, the potatoes must be  washed and soil free; inspected internally and externally and certified free of…  » Read more