Over the past few month NAEGA has been working closely with industry and the U.S. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) to develop a phytosanitary protocol for exports of DDGs, wheat and corn in bulk and containers to Vietnam. APHIS has now released draft fumigation plans for containers and bulk cargoes that were shared with Vietnam’s Plant Protection Department (PPD) last week. APHIS is optimistic that PPD will soon be deferring to APHIS phyto-sanitary certifications for imports of the U.S. origin products based on these protocols. When PPD approves these documents, APHIS is confident that an APHIS phyto will be sufficient for import into Vietnam.
The draft documents include:
- Fumigation requirements for bulk DDGs, corn and wheat;
- Fumigation requirements for containerized DDGs, corn and wheat;
- Industry requirements for containerized fumigation;
- FGIS checklist for official inspection of corn, wheat and DDGs to Vietnam
Please let Gary or Ryan know if you have any comments on these documents.