Melon (Cucumis melo L.) seeds
Resolución 001-2019 ARP-IPSA, Establecimiento de Requisitos Fitosanitarios para la Importación de Semilla de Melón (Cucumis melo L.) procedentes de Brasil (Resolution No. 001-2019 ARP-IPSA: Phytosanitary requirements for the importation of melon (Cucumis melo L.) seeds from Brazil) Language(s): Spanish Number of pages: 2
The notified document establishes the phytosanitary requirements for the importation of melon (Cucumis melo L.) seeds originating in and coming from Brazil.
In order to enter the country, consignments must be covered by an original phytosanitary certificate from the country of origin, which contains an additional declaration stating the following:
- The melon (Cucumis melo L.) seeds were grown and packaged in Brazil;
- The seeds come from seedbeds that have been inspected, registered and certified by the national plant protection organization (NPPO) of the country of origin and were found to be free from quarantine pests for the Republic of Nicaragua such as: Squash mosaic virus, Cucumber green mottle mosaic virus and Acidovorax citrulli;
- The product must be in new packaging;
- The shipment of melon seeds must be free of soil and weed seeds or plant material other than what is being imported.
Upon entry into the country, the seeds will undergo inspection, sampling and analysis at a phytosanitary diagnostic laboratory to determine the presence or absence of pests. Shipments will be subject to phytosanitary control by plant quarantine inspectors from the Institute for Agricultural and Livestock Protection and Health, who will verify compliance with the phytosanitary requirements and decide whether or not to authorize importation, on the basis of the accompanying documents.