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US lifts ban on fruits and vegetables from Dominican Republic

Monday, December 18, 2017

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SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (CMC) — The United States has lifted a ban on the entry of fruits and vegetables from seven provinces in the Dominican Republic.

In a statement the Agriculture Ministry revealed that the ban on produce from the east region provicines was lifted on December 1.

The measure completely opens the region's fruit and vegetable exports, and that of the entire country into the US market.

“With the provision recognising the declaration of the Dominican authorities and the Ministry of Agriculture, that the country is free of the Mediterranean fly, whose outbreak was detected in the town of Punta Cana, La Altagracia province and reported in 2015,” the Agriculture Ministry noted. Last year, the United States Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) lifted the ban in Santo Domingo and the National District.

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