Peru establishes the requirements for importing mandarins and fresh oranges from Spain

Peru has published  Directorial Resolution No. 0019-2020-Minagri-Senasa-DSV,  which establishes the mandatory phytosanitary requirements for the importation of fresh mandarin (Citrus reticulata) and orange (Citrus sinensis) fruits of Spanish origin and provenance.

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

The fresh mandarin/orange fruits must come from production sites and packing plants that have been registered and certified by Spain's Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Food (MAPA). In addition, they must have been subjected to cold treatment in accordance with the provisions of the work plan for the export of fresh mandarin and orange fruits from Spain to Peru.

In the case of air transport, each box or pallet must be protected by a mesh with a diameter of less than 1.6x1.6 mm or any other material that mitigates the entry of pests after the export inspection. Each box or pallet must be sealed and the phytosanitary certificate must indicate the number of seals used.

Likewise, the shipment must be accompanied by an official phytosanitary certificate from the country of origin stating that it is free of Ceratitis capitata, Aceria sheldoni, Brevipalpus obovatus, Eutetranychus Orientalis, Apomyelois ceratoniae, Cryptoblades gnidiella, and Pezothrips kellyanus.

The container must also have MAPA's seal number, the container number, and the data regarding the treatment's starting date, temperature (°C), and exposure period, when the treatment has been carried out in cold chambers.

The containers must be new and this must be their first use. They should also be free of any foreign material, duly labeled at their front so the product can be identified with the following information: 'Mandarin for export to Peru' or 'Orange for export to Peru'; place of production (province); the name or registration number of the production site; the name or registration number of the packer; and product name.

The wooden pallets must be free of bark and comply with the quarantine regulations for the entry of wooden packaging (International Standard for Phytosanitary Measures No. 15).

The importer will deliver to Senasa the document for the calibration and location of temperature sensors, as well as data regarding the date that the treatment started, temperature recordings (°C), and exposure period; when the treatment is carried out in transit in refrigerated containers. In addition, the shipment must undergo a phytosanitary inspection at the country's point of entry.


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