Importing dried fruit

Old Aug 5, 19, 10:32 am
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Importing dried fruit

Anyone know If you can bring dried fruit back into the US? Iím looking to bring back some dried apricots and mango from Israel. I have GE and know I have to declare it at the kiosk or risk getting fined/suspended.
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Old Aug 5, 19, 11:27 am
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Originally Posted by danib62 View Post
Anyone know If you can bring dried fruit back into the US?
Yes, you can, but there are many restrictions.

Please refer to the following thread:
What kind of food you can bring into US ?
P.S. I moved your question from the Trusted Travelers to the Practical TSS forum as what type of fruit can be imported to the US and from where is not directly related to the Trusted Travelers programs.
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Old Aug 5, 19, 11:49 am
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You may want to take a look at Table 3-141 (at page 3-107) of the USDA Miscellaneous and Processed Products Import Manual (PDF).

Dried mango without seed can be brought into the US but must pass the agricultural inspection.

Apricots may be considered "Other than above" as listed in Table 3-138 on page 3-106 and may also be brought into the US subject to an inspection.

Edited to add: I just found an electronic version of the manual:
Fruits and Vegetables Import Requirements (FAVIR)
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Old Aug 5, 19, 11:50 am
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Thanks for the help guys! Seems like itíll make it.
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I have brought dried fruit back from Chile. Declared it and had no problem.
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Old Aug 6, 19, 11:43 am
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Got through JFK just fine. Declared it on the GE machine got an O. Officer asked what I had, I told him, he called over to another officer to make sure it was fine and then he let me through, no muss no fuss.
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