The government managed to stop Brazil from suspending Argentina this year due to the detection of codling moths. It succeeded in having them focus on the particular company that presents the problem.
Last year, all the export to that market was locked nine days by the detection of the plague in trucks that were with fruits. In the last hours there was a rejection at the border of a truck with merchandise.
However, within the framework of a bilateral agricultural meeting held this week with Tereza Cristina, Minister of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply of Brazil to coordinate health policies between the two countries, which was attended by the Argentine side of Senasa President Carlos Paz and of INTA President Susana Mirassou, there the neighboring nation guaranteed that it will not suspend exports of pears and apples for new detections of codling moths.
Since there is a risk mitigation program, it transpired that the Brazilian authorities accept that there will be a presence and validated what Argentina is doing to address the problem with an ongoing program.
Official sources, who stressed that the meeting was “very good”, indicated that there will be no total closure to cases that may arise and there will be a suspension for any company that presents with a detection.