China releases phytosanitary requirements for Pakistani mangoes
According to a release by China's General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ), the details of the protocol were based on a pest risk analysis (PRA) that listed nine pests of concern including Bactrocera zonata, Sternochetus mangiferae and Stemochetus frigidus.
To mitigate the pest risk of Bactrocera zonata, AQSIQ demands hot water treatment for all Pakistani mangoes in facilities that are registered in the South Asian country, with treatments lasting more than an hour at a water temperature of 48°C (118°F).
The fruit must be tested by Chinese experts in the fields.
Pakistan gained mango access to China in July.