Argentina and Sri Lanka start electronic phytosanitary certification for the vegetable trade

Published Aug 12, 2020

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The Argentine Republic and Sri Lanka began electronic phytosanitary certification for the export and import of all their products and by-products of plant origin.

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In this way, this Asian island country joins the use of the Electronic Phytosanitary Certificate (e-Phyto, for its name in English), which in our country is issued by the National Service of Agrifood Health and Quality (Senasa), in the exchange of these products that Argentina already produces with Chile and the United States. It is a tool that favors an international trade in regulated articles of plant origin in an easy, transparent, reliable, digital and paperless way. "While ships take approximately 40 days to carry merchandise from one country to another, the electronic phytosanitary certificate arrives in seconds and eliminates the use of paper in the export and import of these products between both countries," explained Diego Quiroga, director National Plant Protection of Senasa. The development of the “e-Phyto System” is an initiative of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) that encourages its implementation before the National Plant Protection ...
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