Thai inspectors visit Chilean apple and kiwifruit plantations
Thai inspectors have recently visited Chilean kiwifruit and apple plantations as authorities from both countries look to finalize protocols.
A Chilean Agriculture Ministry release said plant quarantine expert Udorn Unahawutti and agronomist Preyapan Pongsapich visited the orchards in the Curicó province, verifying the inspection and phytosanitary certification methods to be used for exports to Thailand.
The release said the inspectors also visited an institutional laboratory and a quarantine station from the Agriculture and Livestock Service (SAG), as well as fruit inspection installations in the port of Valparaiso.
The visit finished in a meeting with SAG officials discussing requirements for the entry of Chilean apples, grapes, kiwifruit and cherries in the Thai market.
SAG is currently assessing the Thai demands.