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Chile seeks to reverse suspension of stone and apple exports to Peru

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Published Apr 15, 2024

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The Ministry of Agrarian Development and Irrigation of Peru, represented by SENASA, has halted the import of various fresh fruits from Chile due to concerns over the Grapholita pest. This move has sparked criticism from Iván Marambio, the president of Frutas de Chile, who sees it as damaging to Chile's export reputation. Marambio attributes the problem to informal exporters not adhering to established procedures and has reached out to officials to clarify the situation. A meeting between the phytosanitary authorities of both countries is set for Tuesday, April 16, aiming to find a resolution to the dispute.
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The Ministry of Agrarian Development and Irrigation of Peru, through the National Agrarian Health Service (SENASA), announced on Friday the suspension of phytosanitary import requirements for stones (nectarine, cherry, plumcot, peach, plum, apricot) and apple, fresh fruit of origin and provenance from Chile, given the imminent risk of entry of the Grapholita annoying pest that affects these fruits. In this regard, the president of Frutas de Chile, Iván Marambio, told Portalfruticola.com that the above "is an attack on the reputation of our image as an exporting country and that is what worries us the most." He explained that the detections occurred a month ago and both the Peruvian authority and the SAG had been working since that period. “An agreement was reached and it began to be implemented. Since its implementation there have been no more captures and, however, Peru appears with what we saw on Friday, in a very surprising way due to the fact that the technical organizations, ...
Source: MXfruit
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