Spain: The Valenciana asks Minister Planas to stop the spread of pests from citrus fruits imported from third countries

Updated Aug 23, 2023
The Minister of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries, José Luis Aguirre, has sent a letter to the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Luis Planas, to convey his concern and that of the entire sector for the detection of pests and diseases in plant products, especially citrus imported from Third Countries, during the month of July. In his letter, Aguirre calls for a review of the phytosanitary import requirements to stop and prevent the spread of pests, as well as to review trade agreements between the European Union (EU) and countries and economic-commercial areas such as Brazil, within Mercosur, or South Africa. Specifically, it warns of the first cases of the quarantine plague of the false moth (Thaumatotibia leucotreta) in South African grapefruit and tangerines, citrus fruits that do not have the mandatory cold treatment of oranges, but that "in view of the results, it would be necessary to consider its mandatory nature”, Aguirre stated. The risk of introducing the ...
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