FRESH TABLE GRAPES (Vitis vinifera L.) FROM CHILE TO VIETNAM - PHYTOSANITARY IMPORT REQUIREMENTS
Table grape fruits exported from Chile to Vietnam shall be complied with following requirements.
a) Orchards, packing houses, storage and treatment facilities for table grape fruits exported to Vietnam shall be
registered with the Servicio Agricola y Ganadero (SAG).
b) Treatment and phytosanitary inspection on orchards, packing houses, storage and treatment facilities shall be
undergone, on a regular basis, under supervision of SAG to prevent entry and re-infestation of pests.
c) Registration records will be made available for inspection and audit by PPD on request.
2. Pre-harvest management
2.1. Following conditions are applied for risk management of Brevipalpus chilensis, Ceratitis capitata, Drosophila
simulans, Aspidiotus nerii, Hemiberlesia lataniae, Pseudococcus calceolariae, Pseudococcus viburni, Botryosphaeria
obtusa, Phaeoacremonium aleophilum, Phaeomoniella chlamydospora, Pseudomonas syringae pv. syringae, at
a) Table grape fruits must be grown in registered orchards under supervision of SAG to ensure that fruits are free from
all pests and diseases mentioned above
b) If any of those quarantine pests is detected during surveillance activities or joint inspection of orchards, then SAG
will remove the orchard from the registered list until the next season.
2.2. Mediterranean Fruit Flies (Ceratitis capitata)
SAG shall notify to PPD any fruit fly outbreak that occur in Chile. SAG shall keep informed the PPD about the evolution
of the outbreak, until the eradication of the outbreak is achieved. In those areas where Mediterranean fruit fly is known
occur, monitoring must be undertaken to demonstrate fruit fly pest free places of production.
3. Post-harvest management
Following conditions are applied for risk management of quarantine pests at post- harvest stage:
3.1. Sorting and packing process
a) Table grape fruits shall be sorted and packed at resisted packing houses under the supervision of SAG to ensure that
all deformed and damaged table grape fruits are removed. The staff of packing house should be trained about this requirement.
b) On the outside of the packing boxes shall be marked “For Vietnam” and “the name (or registration code) of orchards and
c) The packing materials shall be compliant with ISPM 15.
3.2. Phytosanitary treatment
All consignment of table grape fruits from Chile must be treated by methyl bromide or cold treatment as bellow:
a) Methyl Bromide (100% CH3Br) fumigation
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b) Cold treatment: The core temperature of the fruit to be held continuously at +/- 0.5oC for 6 days before or during
transit to Vietnam
4. Pre-export inspection
a) The import permit will be delivered by PPD to the importers. This import permit will be presented by Chile exporters
to SAG/NPPO to request a phytosanitary certificate.
b) The consignment must be inspected in accordance with official procedures and found to be free from quarantine pests
c) A phytosanitary certificate issued by SAG is required for each consignment. Each phytosanitary certificate must be
included the additional declaration, stating in English:
“The consignment of table grape fruits has been produced and prepared for export in accordance with the
phytosanitary import requirements for importation of fresh table grapes (Vitis vinifera L.) from Chile into Vietnam”.
d) The consignment must be also practically free from soil, plant debris/leaf.
5. Import inspection
Upon arrival in Vietnam, every consignment will be inspected by PPD. If any living quarantine pest being found during import
nspection, the following measures may be taken.
5.1. Mediterranean fruit flies
a) If any live Mediterranean fruit flies (any life stage) are found, the infested consignment must be re-exported or destroyed.
PD will immediately notify SAG of the interception. The commodity shall be applied according to Vietnamese phytosanitary legislation.
b) SAG shall immediately investigate the cause of such incidence and propose corrective actions. In the case a suspension
of trade has been applied, the suspension will be lifted when the cause of non-compliance has been clarified and corrective
ctions have been implemented to the satisfaction of PPD.
5.2. If any live quarantine pests other than Mediterranean fruit flies are found, the consignment shall be treated according to
Vietnamese phytosanitary legislation