Fresh cassava (Manihot esculenta) roots for consumption
Establece Requisitos Fitosanitarios de Importación para Raíces Frescas de Yuca (Manihot Esculenta) para consumo, procedente de Bolivia (Phytosanitary requirements governing the importation of fresh cassava (Manihot esculenta) roots for consumption from Bolivia) Language(s): Spanish Number of pages:
The notified text establishes the following phytosanitary requirements for the importation of fresh cassava (Manihot esculenta) roots for consumption from Bolivia:
1. Consignments must include an official phytosanitary certificate (original copy) issued by the phytosanitary authority of Bolivia, containing the following additional declaration: "The consignment has been inspected and is free from Dysmicoccus brevipes".
2. The phytosanitary certificate must indicate the unique SENASAG code used by the cassava root producer, exporter and packing or processing facility.
3. The phytosanitary certificate must indicate the SENASAG seal/label used to secure the means of transport or consignment.
4. Before the start of the first export season, SAG, in coordination with SENASAG, will send inspectors to Bolivia to assess and certify in situ the proper functioning of production sites and packing plants.
Exporters will be responsible for paying all the expenses incurred by SAG personnel during the inspection.
5. Producers and exporters of fresh cassava (Manihot esculenta) roots must be registered and authorized by SENASAG and have a unique identification code.
Fresh cassava root packing or processing facilities must be registered and authorized by SENASAG and have a unique identification code.
6. Consignments must be washed and free of soil, leaves, flowers and plant remains.
7. Consignments must be sent in new, unused packaging (repackaging is not permitted) and must be labelled or marked in accordance with current regulations. Each box must display at least the following information: country of origin; scientific and common name of product; code/name of place of production; code/name of packing plant.
8. Wood used for packaging, pallets and dunnage must comply with the "Guidelines for regulating wood packaging material in international trade" (International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPM) No. 15).
9. The packaging materials used must allow for potential quarantine treatments to be carried out at points of entry.
10. Each shipment shall be inspected by SAG, at the point of entry, in order to ensure that the physical and documentary import requirements have been met. Upon the detection of quarantine pests listed in Resolution No. 3.080 of 2003 and its amendments, or of unlisted pests that are potentially quarantine pests according to the risk assessment, phytosanitary risk management measures may be applied in accordance with the identified risk.