EU-28: Tree Nuts Annual

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The United States is the most important supplier of nuts to the European Union, which imported $2.3 billion of tree nuts in 2013, of which $1.4 billion were almonds. Therefore the lifting of the special EU Import Conditions for U.S. Almonds effective September 3, 2014 is excellent news. With the removal of special import conditions for U.S. almonds, the presence of a VASP (Voluntary Aflatoxin Sampling Plan) certificate will no longer be a pre-condition for import into the EU. However, the Almond Board of California encourages continued use of VASP certificates.

EU-28: Tree Nuts Annual