Asian Gypsy Moth: New regulation in Argentina
The UK P&I Club have received the following information from local correspondents, Pandi Liquidadores S.R.L., regarding new regulations for controlling Asian Gypsy Moth when arriving in Argentinian ports.
The key points of the new regulations are set out as follows:
- It applies to all ocean-going vessels which have departed from or stayed in areas with presence of Asian (AGM) and Japanese (JGM) Lymantria Dispar, within the last 24 months prior to its arrival an Argentinean port;
- Those arriving from the areas and the periods identified in ANNEX II should arrive with a Certificate of Vessel Free of AGM or JGM issued by the phytosanitary authority of the last port of departure or stay in accordance with the new regulation;
- However, all ocean-going vessels which departed or stayed in areas with AGM or JGM shall notify the SENASA 72 hours prior to arrival to any Argentinean port, whether exempted or not from the Certificate of Vessel Free.
- In any case, SENASA will assess the phytosanitary risk of the vessel which will be always subject to inspections by SENASA. Depending on the circumstances, this inspection may result on a cleaning and phytosanitary treatment order at port or on an appropriate site designated to such end. Impossibility to clean and treat the vessel will result on the vessel being banned from entering to Argentinean ports.
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