Mozambique: Government guarantees issuance of phytosanitary certificates for pigeon peas export
Regulation & Compliances
Published Nov 16, 2023
The Mozambican Minister of Agriculture, Celso Correia, has announced that the issuance of phytosanitary certificates for the export of pigeon peas has resumed after a three-month halt due to high levels of forgery. Correia emphasized the importance of genuine certificates to avoid the risk of being banned from international markets. The president of the Confederation of Economic Associations of Mozambique, Agostinho Vuma, requested the intervention of the President of the Republic to resolve constraints faced in the sales process, particularly in exporting pigeon peas to India.
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“We don’t want companies to continue issuing fake certificates, because we run the risk of being banned from international markets.” “Traders can export their production, and we are working to unblock any barriers that may arise. Therefore, we see no reason for activities to be paralyzed”, he explained. On Thursday, November 9, during the Economic Briefing, the president of the Confederation of Economic Associations (CTA) of Mozambique, Agostinho Vuma, asked the intervention of the President of the Republic, Filipe Nyusi, to liberalize the export of pigeon peas, highlighting the many constraints faced in the product sales process, especially to India. “The constraints faced in agricultural marketing include everything from logistics issues to access to phytosanitary certificates, as well as the issue of managing export quotas. There is a record of 15 thousand tons ...