News from the IPC "International" category
Sep 14, 2017
Japan lifts Idaho potato ban
Original Source: Tom Karst, thepacker.com
Japan is lifting it 11-year old ban on Idaho fresh chipping potatoes.
Access was revoked in 2006 soon after the Japanese market opened for the first time for U.S. potatoes when the pale potato cyst nematode was found in Idaho.
Japantoday.com reported Sept. 13 that the government of Japan opened the doors for fresh imports from Idaho for the first time since 2006, with Japanese officials citing reduced pest risks associated with the pale potato cyst nematode.
Sep 14, 2017
Myanmar Grants U.S. Potato Market Access
Original Source: potatogrower.com
In an announcement on its website, the Myanmar Ministry of Agriculture formally approved U.S. seed and fresh potatoes for importation as of Aug. 21, 2017. U.S. potatoes are the first U.S.-origin horticulture product to be approved under Myanmar’s pest risk assessment (PRA) requirement, which came into effect on Jan. 1. Potatoes USA experts prepared the potato pest documentation for USDA submission to Myanmar to accelerate the process.
Jan 11, 2017
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Potato Export Seminar
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