NAEGA is currently working closely with industry and government stakeholders regarding fumigation of wheat and corn cargoes of U.S. origin. For shipments with bills of lading dates of December 1 or later, Vietnam has begun requiring methyl bromide fumigation for all shipments. In addition, shipments of DDGs with bills of lading dated December 17 or later are currently suspended. This week, an U.S. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service team is in Vietnam meeting with representatives of Vietnamese Plant Protection and Quarantine. Currently, APHIS is considering a proposing to Vietnam PPQ Aluminum Phosphide fumigation for bulk vessels as an alternative to methyl bromide. Alternatives for containerized shipments are still challenging, as container make poor fumigation chambers where it is difficult to retain the proper level of fumigation to kill insects. More information on APHIS’s trip and developments will be available soon.