Miscellaneous and Processed Products import Manual

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Regulating the Importation of Miscellaneous and Processed Products Regulated by Plant Protection and Quarantine.

The Miscellaneous and Processed Products Manual covers all processed articles of plant and nonplant sources that could serve to introduce exotic pests or parasites (e.g., goatskins are entered because they can sustain populations of the khapra beetle; while beeswax is entered because it could introduce exotic bee mites or diseases of bees). Specifically, the manual covers:

  • Decorative articles and handicrafts constructed using plants and plant parts
  • Herbarium specimens
  • Nonplant articles that could become contaminated with exotic plant pests, parasites, and/or animal secretions
  • Products that result from the harvesting and milling of field crops—principally corn, cotton, rice, sugarcane, and wheat
  • Products that result from the harvesting, preserving, and processing of fruits, herbs, nuts and other seeds, and vegetables

Processed Plants and Plant Parts
If the article was derived from a plant or plant part and was processed, then use this manual to determine if the article is regulated.

  • Dried means that the article has had the moisture reduced to preserve it or to extend its shelf life
  • Processed means that the plant or plant part was prepared, treated, or converted by being subjected to some physical or chemical procedure beyond harvesting

Miscellaneous Plant Products
If the plant or plant part cannot be categorized as: 1) article intended for propagation; 2) fresh, cut article of the florist trade; 3) fresh fruit or vegetable; nor unprocessed seed including edible nuts, use this manual to determine if the article is regulated.

Authors: 
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)
Publisher: 
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)
Year: 
2014