NZL/663
WTO/SPS
NZ Neuseeland
  • 65 - Landwirtschaft
2021-12-28
2021-11-01

Seed for sowing - Solanum lycopersicum

Import health standard Seeds for Sowing (155.02.05). Language(s): English. Number of pages: 167

MPI proposes a change to the testing requirement for Pepino mosaic virus in the specific requirements for tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) in the Import Health Standard: Seeds for Sowing (155.02.05) to require that:

seeds are officially tested, on a representative sample of a minimum of 3,000 seeds officially drawn according to the ISTA or AOSA sampling methodology, using an NPPO‑approved ELISA or NPPO-approved PCR testing method and found free from Pepino mosaic virus. Currently, the testing requirement for Pepino mosaic virus for tomato seeds for sowing in the Import Health Standard: Seeds for Sowing (155.02.05) requires that "seeds are officially tested, on a representative sample, and using appropriate methods, and found to be free from Pepino mosaic virus."

The proposed amendment strengthens the measures for Pepino mosaic virus in the Import Health Standard: Seeds for Sowing (155.02.05) by making the testing requirements more prescriptive.