Phytosanitary requirements for the importation of passion fruit plants of Taiwanese origin and provenance

Directorial Resolution No. 0021-2020-Minagri-Senasa-DSV  establishes the mandatory phytosanitary requirements to import passion fruit plants (Passiflora edulis) of Taiwanese origin and provenance into Peru.

The shipment must have a Phytosanitary Import Permit issued by the National Agricultural Health Service - SENASA that the importer or interested party must obtain prior to certification and shipment in the country of origin.

In addition, the shipment must have an official phytosanitary certificate from the country of origin stating that the mother plants have been inspected during their period of active growth, and that laboratory analysis shows they are free of Pseudomonas viridiflava, Cowpea aphid -borne mosaic virus, and East Asian passionflower virus (indicating which diagnostic method was used).

The certificate must also state that the plants have been inspected before export and are free from Thrips palmi, Oligonychus coffeae, Panonychus elongatus, Tetranychus kanzawai, Aonidiella aurantii, Icerya seychellarum, Maconellicoccus hirsutus, Phenacoccolapteragia soletaura, Spodo littergia plagia Scirtothrips dorsalis, Paratrichodorus minor, and Pratylenchus penetrans.

Pre-shipment disinfection treatment must be conducted spraying (abamectin 0.018 ‰ + deltamethrin 0.028 ‰) and oxamyl 4.8 ‰ in high volume spray (drench), or any product with equivalent action.

The nurseries interested in exporting passion fruit plants must be authorized by Senasa before starting exports.

During the export period, Senasa may carry out supervision visits to the producer nurseries in coordination with the National Plant Protection Organization (ONPF) of the country of origin, if deemed necessary.

The containers used must be new and unused, free of dirt and any foreign material that is not part of the authorized product. They must also be duly labeled with the identification of the product and country of origin.

The importer must be registered, have its own production sites, and technical crew that can manage quarantine material.

In addition, there will be a phytosanitary inspection at the point of entry into the country. The plant quarantine inspector will take a sample of the imported product to send it to Senasa's Plant Health Diagnosis Center Unit to rule out the presence of pests listed in the additional declaration. Importers will pay the cost of diagnosis.

The post-entry quarantine process will last seven months. During this period, Senasa will inspect the material installed in the place of production three times to monitor the post-entry quarantine. At the end of the quarantine, there will be a final mandatory inspection to lift the quarantine.



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