Gem Avocado Assessment Determination

  • Sep 01, 2017

On August 31, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that Gem avocados will be assessed the same rate as other varieties of Hass avocados beginning January 1, 2018. The assessment rate for all Hass avocados marketed or imported for the fresh U.S. market will be $.025 cents per pound.

The USDA approved this assessment rate based on evidence presented by the Hass Avocado Board demonstrating that the Gem avocado variety is “so similar to Hass avocados that it is indistinguishable to consumers in the fresh market.”

For more information, contact Sue Coleman at 503.633.4330 or Sue.Coleman@ams.usda.gov or visit the Hass Avocado Board webpage.

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