All propagative plant material of Chaenomeles spp., Cydonia spp. (including Pseudocydonia), Malus spp., Prunus spp., and Pyrus spp. Regulated commodity classes include all rooted and unrooted plants for planting, seed, pollen, and fresh decorative branches and flowers.
D-22-01: Phytosanitary requirements for the importation of fruit tree material for propagation or decorative use as fresh cut branches; D-22-02: Phytosanitary requirements for the domestic movement of Prunus spp. plant material to prevent the spread of plum pox virus (PPV) within Canada. Language(s): English and French. Number of pages: 21 and 22; 11 and 12
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has recently completed a review of its fruit tree import requirements and domestic plum pox virus (PPV) program. As a result, the CFIA has developed two new plant health policy directives:
- D-22-01: Phytosanitary requirements for the importation of fruit tree material for propagation or decorative use as fresh cut branches, which outlines the import requirements for propagative plants and plant parts of Chaenomeles spp., Cydonia spp., Malus spp., Prunus spp., and Pyrus spp.
- D-22-02: Phytosanitary requirements for the domestic movement of Prunus spp., plant material to prevent the spread of plum pox virus (PPV) within Canada, which outlines the domestic movement requirements for all Prunus spp., plant material as it relates to plum pox virus (PPV) within Canada.
Directive D-22-01 serves to amalgamate the fruit tree-specific import requirements from all origins into a single document, including those that were previously only found in CFIA's Automated Import Reference System (AIRS) and not otherwise included in a specific plant health policy directive.
While most of the requirements outlined in directive D-22-01 remain consistent with current import requirements, the CFIA is proposing several changes to reflect current science, including the eligibility requirements of decorative branches and cut flowers, true seedlings, and Prunus spp., from Europe. The list of superseded policies, as well as details of all proposed changes, can be found on pages 1 and 2 of this directive.
Directive D-22-02 summarizes the domestic movement requirements specific to PPV within Canada. As such, the requirements found within directive D-22-02 will supersede all domestic requirements found within directive D-99-07: Policy for Importation from the United States and Domestic Movement of Plum Pox Virus (PPV) susceptible Prunus Propagative Plant Material.
The requirements outlined in directive D-22-02 remain consistent with CFIA's current domestic movement requirements outlined in directive D-99-07, with the exception of a few minor changes which are summarized on page 1 and 2 of D-22-02. These changes have been made according to the most recent science and are commensurate with risk to ensure the continued protection of Canada's fruit tree industry and mitigate the risk of new introductions of regulated pests into Canada.