• May 13, 2019
  • WTO

U.S. Standards for Grades of Apples

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Title of document
U.S. Standards for Grades of Apples (3 page(s), in English)

The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) of the Department of Agriculture (USDA) proposes to revise the U.S. Standards for Grades of Apples by removing smooth net-like russeting as a grade-determining factor in the U.S. Extra Fancy, U.S. Fancy, and U.S. No. 1 grades for Fuji apples. In addition, AMS proposes to remove obsolete references to the location where color standards may be examined and purchased. The changes will modernize the standards and meet growing consumer demand by providing greater marketing flexibility.

Notifying member: United States of America


Objective tag
Prevention of deceptive practices and consumer protection; Quality requirements


Agency responsible
Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), Department of Agriculture (USDA) [1509]


  • Submission: 09/05/2019
  • Reception: 10/05/2019
  • Distribution: 13/05/2019
  • Final date for comments: 05/07/2019
  • Proposed date of adoption: N/A


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