Peru reopens its market to the rocks of Chile

According to information provided by the Agricultural and Livestock Service (SAG), through circular 159/2020, Senasa of Peru reported the temporary reopening for exports of Chilean stone fruit to that country. 

It should be noted that to export this fruit to the Peruvian market, the following requirements must be met: 

  1. Authorize the export of stone fruits to Peru exclusively from those packing houses registered by the SAG, whose traceability of the producing farms, phytosanitary management in the field, online sampling records and (exclusive) storage for export shipments is reliably verified by the SAG staff.
  2. Increase of the sampling level to 2,5% (same sampling level applied for pears destined for Peru).
  3. If during the authorized export period, SENASA intercepts shipments with the presence of Cydia molesta again, the CSP where the fruit was packed and all of its farms (CSG) of origin of the interception, will be excluded from exporting for the rest of the defined period.
  4. In case of 3 notifications at destination, all exports from Chile must be subjected to a fumigation treatment with bromide for the rest of the season.
  5. For the rest of the season, the 6 Plants involved (CSP) in the detections carried out are excluded.

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To comply with the provisions of the Peruvian phytosanitary organization, the following guidelines must be followed:

At the Garden level (CSG)

  • All containers that transport stone fruits from the garden to the establishment (boxes, bins, etc.), must be identified by means of a label or tag, where the CSG code of origin of the product is recorded.
  • The transfer of products from the orchard (CSG) to the establishment must be carried out using the SII Dispatch Guide, which must include the CSG Code and the species it transports.

At the Establishment level

  • Traceability
  • Any establishment that wishes to participate in the temporary process of exporting stone fruits to Peru, must submit to the SAG phytosanitary certification supervisor, before the start of the inspections, a document or scheme, which describes the traceability of the establishment considering the following stages:
    • Reception in the establishment of the fruits of the stone, where it must include the obligation that the containers in which the fruits arrive, are individually identified with the CSG of origin. The above must coincide with the CSG code provided in the dispatch guide that covers the shipment from the garden to the establishment.
  • All movement of stone fruits, within the establishment from reception to completion of the fruit process.
  • CSG, species and varieties
  • Before the start of the stone fruit processes destined for Peru, the establishment must present a list with the CSGs that will participate in the process, detailing the species, agronomic varieties and approvals (agronomic variety v / s commercial variety).

At the Official Inspection level

  • To carry out the inspection, the establishment must present to the floor the total number of pallets that make up the lot, regardless of the number of pallets that make it up, and organizing them in such a way that the SAG inspector or supervisor has access to the four faces of these, in order to verify the information on its conformation.
  • The documentary review must be carried out, considering all the aspects included in the work plan, such as, for example, the presentation of:
    • Monitoring form in selection table, made during the process.
    • Phytosanitary program applied in the CSG.
    • Cydia molesta flight curves (own or shared monitoring)

The sampling scheme that must be applied for the inspection of stone fruits to Peru will be as follows:

36 boxes with batch <1500 BOXES

2,5% with batch between 1500 - 4000 BOXES

100 boxes with batch> 4000 BOXES

The inspection should consider the revision of all the contents of the containers and the packaging material.

Other measures

During the temporary authorization period for stone fruit exports to Peru, the supervisor must carry out at least one supervision of the traceability process presented by the establishment, independent of the verifications carried out when verifying the traceability system used. In addition, the CSP codes and associated CSGs must be reported to the Phytosanitary Export Requirements Subdepartment prior to authorizing the start of inspections of this market.


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