Chile: SAG verifies the operation of the inspection site for shipping fruit to North America
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Published Dec 7, 2023
The Seremi of Agriculture, regional director of SAG, and other officials visited the Teno phytosanitary inspection site to review operations ahead of the 2023-2024 season, where fresh fruit for the North American market is inspected under strict conditions. The site saw a significant increase in inspected fruit from the previous season, particularly in citrus, and operates under an agreement that allows SAG to certify fruit for export to the US at origin, eliminating the need for inspection upon arrival in the US. The SAG/USDA Teno site aims to achieve similar figures to the previous year, providing inspection services to over 90 export companies and maintaining a close relationship with the private sector for a successful season.
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In order to verify the correct operation of the phytosanitary inspection site located in Teno, the Seremi of Agriculture, Ana Muñoz, the regional director (S) of the SAG, Luis Arturo Villanueva, the head of the SAG office province of Curicó, Eduardo Araya, and professionals, technicians and operators from the public and private sectors, visited their facilities and took a tour of the place, to verify the entry of the fruit to be inspected. This site, in general, has pits as its main inspection species, which went from 3 million 469 thousand boxes to more than 4 million 727 thousand boxes last season; which shows that the work done here is increasing year by year. Now, according to SAG figures, notable has been the increase in citrus, which increased from 539 thousand boxes in the 2021 - 2022 season to more than 2 million 500 thousand in the 2022 - 2023 season, which demonstrates a notable growth of this species for the North American market. The objective of the visit was so that ...