698 - 06/10 - Asian Gypsy Moth Update - North America

A circular was recently released by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and the United States Department of Agriculture concerning AGM and action taken against infested ships.

Infested vessels arriving in the United States and Canada are often ordered into international waters to avoid the risk of spreading. This can lead to significant delays and be costly to the ship owner. Ships will not be allowed to load or discharge until they are fully free from any form of AGM.

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Date04/06/2010