The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) announced that it plans to repeal policy directive D-99-07: Policy for importation from the United States and domestic movement of plum pox virus (PPV) susceptible Prunus propagative plant material, and replace it with two new directives.
One directive will focus on fruit tree imports and the other on domestic movement of PPV-susceptible Prunus spp.
This follows the Agency’s recent review of Canada’s phytosanitary requirements for the importation of propagative and fresh decorative fruit tree material.
The CFIA is seeking feedback from Canadian stakeholders and international trading partners affected by the publication of these directives, including any proposed changes to existing requirements.
The consultation is open from May 2, 2023 to June 30, 2023.
Link: Consultation on proposed import and domestic directives for propagative and fresh decorative fruit tree material