Intensification of Mandeville studies for UK from 11 July | news item

News Item | 6/30/2023 | 12:49 p.m

In the past six months, the United Kingdom has seen tobacco whiteflies (Bemisia tapasi) was observed Mandeville (Diplatenia) from the Netherlands. In the first 6 months of 2022, the creature was discovered 8 times. This year the number of exports is 21 times Mandeville 2023 has decreased from last year. Therefore, NVWA has decided to postpone the inspections in consultation with inspection services Mandeville Races will intensify from July 11, 2023.

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Adults of Bemisia tabaci (tobacco whitefly)

In the United Kingdom, tobacco whitefly is an isolated pest. Has 0 tolerance. Cargo found to contain this organism is not allowed to enter the UK. The United Kingdom is actively investigating the presence of the tobacco whitefly and in August the British will visit the Netherlands to inspect the organism.

Responsibility of the exporter

The Netherlands should try to reduce the number of interceptions of this species. NVWA reiterates that it is the exporter’s responsibility to ensure that plants and plant products meet the import requirements of the destination country.

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