Chile: SAG closes phytosanitary inspection site destined for the US

Updated Sep 25, 2023
The Agricultural and Livestock Service (SAG) in Chile, closed the facilities for the current 2022-2023 season of the Teno Phytosanitary Inspection Site, located in the province of Curicó, Maule Region, registering more than 10 million boxes of fresh fruit inspected for the North American market. Thanks to joint work between the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA/APHIS), the Association of Chilean Fruit Exporters (ASOEX) and the SAG, it allows the export of fruit in optimal phytosanitary conditions to the US market. According to information provided by the SAG, in the 2022/2023 season at Sitio Teno, 10,090,744 boxes of fruit were inspected, of which almost 47% correspond to stone fruits, followed by citrus fruits with 25% and pome fruits with 24%. . The SAG highlighted the increase this season compared to the previous season, with almost 43% more boxes inspected. Along the same lines, and in an unprecedented manner, the extension of certification activities was requested ...
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