Phytosanitary requirement for import into Mauritius
To safeguard the country’s agricultural economy and the biodiversity from the ravages of exotic pests, every country has specified phytosanitary conditions so as to mitigate these pests OR otherwise impose restrictions/prohibitions based on scientific justifications. Moreover, every country periodically conducts/reviews the Pest Risk Analysis (PRA) of a commdity before its import and lays down phytosanitary conditions. Most of the countries issues Import Permit or Import Licence incorporating the phytosanitary requirement including the treatment(s). Exporters should procure these requirements and provide to the Treatment Provider. However, some of the important phytosanitary measures required by these countries have been compiled for ready reference with the advice to ascertain the country’s current regulations for details, its completeness and authenticity.
|Commodity||Treatment & Dosage||Exposure Period||Additional Declaration on Phytosanitary Certificate (PSC)||Other conditions, if any|
|Dried Cashew kernels||Fumigation with Methyl bromide @ 48 gm/m3 for 24 hours at 21 C or above under NAP.||Fumigation should be undertaken by an officially acredited orgnization and duly endorsed on PSC.|
|Mango||Vapour heat Treatment
|Core temperature of 47.8 degree celcius for 20 minutes.||1. Treatment details, packing house registration number, fruit quantity, fruit variety and origin shall be endorsed on the PSC.
|For more details, refer the Protocol signed between the two countries.
|Hot water treatment
|Submerged in Hot water (48 degree celcius) deep 10 cm. below the circulating water with exposure period from 60 to 90 minutes depending upon the weight of the Mango.|
80 gm per cubic metre
|48 hours||The consignment is found free from Khapra Beetle (Trogoderma granarium).|