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Dried walnuts (Juglans regia), in shell and shelled

Establece requisitos fitosanitarios de importación para frutos secos con y sin cáscara de nuez (Juglans regia), procedentes de Argentina (Phytosanitary requirements for the importation into Chile of in-shell and shelled walnuts (Juglans regia) from Argentina). Language(s): Spanish Number of pages: 3

The notified draft establishes phytosanitary requirements for the importation into Chile of in-shell and shelled walnuts (Juglans regia) from Argentina:

1.    To enter the country, a shipment must be covered by an official phytosanitary certificate, issued by the phytosanitary authority of the country of origin, with an additional declaration that the shipment has undergone quarantine treatment [identify the treatment in Section III of the phytosanitary certificate] for the control of Amyelois transitella (Lep.: Pyralidae);

2.    The following alternatives will be accepted as quarantine treatments for the control of Amyelois transitella (Lep.: Pyralidae):

fumigant: methyl bromide (normal atmospheric pressure) (USDA/APHIS/PPQ. Treatment manual. T302-e-1-MB)

fumigant: phosphine (normal atmospheric pressure) (FAO, Manual of fumigation for insect control)

3.    In the case of fumigation with methyl bromide, the treatment must be carried out in facilities jointly approved by the Agriculture and Livestock Service (SAG) and the National Agriculture and Food Quality and Health Service (SENASA), prior to commencement of the export programme, in accordance with the procedure established in the "Bilateral Protocol on the Authorization, Supervision and Auditing of Quarantine Treatment Application Centres";

4.    Once the treatment is completed, the shipment must remain protected at all times until its arrival in Chile in order to maintain its phytosanitary status;

5.    Shipments must be free of soil and other plant remains;

6.    Packaging must be new (repackaging is not permitted), closed, resistant to handling, and labelled or marked in accordance with the SAG regulations in force;

7.    The wood used for packaging, pallets and packing materials must comply with the quarantine regulations for importation;

8.    The packaging materials used must allow for potential quarantine treatments to be carried out at points of entry; 

9.    SAG officials at the authorized port of entry will inspect shipments upon their arrival in Chile, verify their compliance with the relevant phytosanitary requirements, and decide, on the basis of the accompanying documentation, whether their entry should be authorized or whether appropriate measures should be adopted in accordance with existing legislation.