The Phytosanitary and Phytosanitary Regulation and Control Agency (Agrocality) informed the country’s airlines of the ban on the entry of certain products through luggage that accompanies its passengers on foreign flights.
This, according to the official letter dated October 16, 2019, as a measure to prevent the entry into the country of the Fusarium race 4 pest that, at the Agency’s discretion, could generate “devastating” consequences for the country’s agricultural sector.
Among the banned products is cured ham – which passengers from Spain usually enter – and meats of any species with or without sanitary registration.
The Agrocalidad office asks the Association of Airline Representatives of Ecuador to inform its passengers of international flights from the José Joaquín de Olmedo airports in Guayaquil; and Marical Sucre, from Quito, these new regulations. According to the union, each airline has already been notified and each one takes the necessary steps to inform its passengers.
The Fusarium race 4, according to an Agrocalidad report, is one of the most destructive diseases that attack bananas and bananas. Last August, the Colombian authorities confirmed the presence of the plague in their country.
EXPRESO requested, on Tuesday, November 19, 2019, additional information to Agrocalidad about these new measures to prohibit the entry of products into the country. Waiting for an answer.
The list of prohibited products to enter are:
– Products with presence of soil or soil.
– Propagation material (plants, cuttings, seeds).
– Fresh fruits, flowers, foliage, vegetables and grains, fresh herbs or medicinal herbs.
– Raw milk and fresh dairy products (fresh cheese, powdered milk without UHT).
– Eggs of all species.
– Honey bee (without pausterizing).
– Products and by-products of porcine origin with or without sanitary registration (meat, sausages, cured hams with or without bone and meat derivatives including flours).
– Meat of any kind so have a sanitary record.
– Raw leathers.
– Articles made with unprocessed vegetable fibers.
– Pesticides, agricultural, veterinary and biological products that include fungi, bacteria, insects, vaccines, antibiotics.
– Hunting trophies.
– Genetic material (semen, embryos and ovules).