Polish fresh blueberries can enter the Chinese market
In accordance with the relevant laws and regulations of China and the regulations of the General Administration of Customs of the People's Republic of China and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of the Republic of Poland on phytosanitary requirements for fresh Polish blueberries exported to China, The Polish fresh blueberries meeting the following relevant requirements have recently been allowed to be imported.
Orchards and packinghouses exporting to China must be audited and filed by the National Agency for Seed and Plant Health Inspection representing the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of the Republic of Poland (hereinafter the “Polish part” ), and approved by the General Administration of Customs of the People's Republic of China (hereinafter, the “Chinese side”) for registration. Registration information includes name, address, and registration number. Before the annual export season, the Polish side must provide the Chinese side with a registration list, which will be published on the official website of the General Administration of Customs after being reviewed and approved by the Chinese side.
Quarantine pests of concern to China include Godronia cassandrae, Diaporthe spp. (Diaporthe vaccinia, D. eres, D. rudis), Septoria albopunctata and others.
Orchards exported to China must establish and implement Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) to ensure traceability of the production process. Maintain sanitary conditions in orchards, remove fallen and rotten fruit during harvest, and implement integrated pest management (IPM), such as pest monitoring, chemical or biological control, and farm operations.
The processing, packaging, storage and shipping of blueberries exported to China must be carried out under the quarantine supervision of Poland.
During the packing process, blueberries exported to China must be separated from diseased and deformed fruit, sorted, and blown with compressed air to ensure they are free of insects, mites, rotten fruit, twigs, leaves, roots, and dirt. If packaged blueberries that are exported to China need to be stored, they should be stored immediately and stored separately to prevent re-infection with harmful organisms.
Within two years after trade, the Polish side must carry out a sampling inspection of each batch of blueberries exported to China at a rate of 2%. If no phytosanitary problems occur within two years, the sampling rate will be reduced to 1%. If live quarantine pest organisms of concern to China are found, the entire consignment of goods will not be exported to China. Poland should find out why and take improvement measures. At the same time, the records must be kept and provided to the Chinese side upon request.