October 18, 2016
NAEGA is working closely with industry and government stakeholders, including the USDA’s Foreign Agriculture Service (FAS), the Grain Inspectors, Packers and Stockyards Association (GIPSA) and the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), regarding new information on pre-shipment fumigation requirements for corn, wheat and DDGS. As of December 1, 2016 Vietnamese Plant Protection and Quarantine (PPQ) will require methyl bromide fumigation for all shipments of these commodities into the country. Failure to comply with these requirements could result in a temporary suspension of trade.
In light of these new requirements, NAEGA is working to gather more information and develop and industry and government response. NAEGA will host a call on Friday, October 21 at 10 AM Eastern Time with industry and government stakeholders to share information and develop a communication strategy with PPQ. All NAEGA members are invited to join the call by using the following call in information:
Call in number: 1-404-920-6650
Conference Code: 245335
If you would like more information, or to participate in the Friday conference call on Vietnamese fumigation requirements, please contact Gary or Ryan.