CBP stops insects and pests from flowers from Mexico.

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According to a US U.S. Customs and Borader Protection media release, agriculture specialists working at the El Paso area ports of entry will be busy this week as Mother’s Day flowers enter the country in advance of the holiday. CBP officers ensure flowers do not contain insects, pests and diseases that could harm the agricultural and floral industries of the United States.

CBP asks for the public’s health in protecting domestic agricultural and floral industries by declaring all flowers. Unbeknown to most travelers, the CBP website lists which flowers are permissible and which are forbidden – such as chrysanthemums and choysia (floral feller).

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