The Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation of Peru (Minagri) has approved the phytosanitary requirements needed to start importing fresh mandarin (Citrus reticulata), orange (Citrus Sinensis), and persimmon (Diospyros kaki) of Spanish origin.
Minagri approved this measure via the publication of two mandatory directorial resolutions: RD N 0019-2020-MINAGRI-SENASA DSV for orange and mandarin, and RD N 0017-2020-MINAGRI-SENASA-DSV for persimmon.
The news was reported in the latest Foreign News bulletin of the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (MAP) of Spain, which added that this was very important for the country because it could be the door to export other products to Peru and to other countries in the region. Exports will start after the cold treatment process is verified, a process that will be carried out virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the bulletin.
The MAPA stated that both countries had agreed on the phytosanitary technical requirements after conducting the corresponding missions and exchange of information between them to minimize the risks of entry of quarantine pests into Peru.
The shipments must have the Phytosanitary Import Permit issued by the National Agricultural Health Service (Senasa), which must be obtained by the importer or interested party, prior to certification and shipment in the country of origin.
In addition, the products must come from production sites and packaging plants authorized by MAPA and have been subjected to cold treatment, according to the agreed protocols.
In addition, 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, and exposure period.
Source: Efe / clarin.com