Argentina moves closer to Philippine fruit market access
A delegation from the Philippines' Bureau of Plant Industry (BPI) recently visited Argentine fruit orchards and packhouses, as part of a pest risk analysis (PRA) involved in opening the market to the country's apples, pears and table grapes.
The inspectors were accompanied by representatives of the National Service of Agricultural Health and Quality of Argentina (SENASA), visiting operations in the provinces of San Juan, Mendoza and Río Negro.
The visit also involved an assessment of Argentina's National Fruit Fly Program.
A SENASA release said BPI plant quarantine director Merle Bautista Palacpac and BPI post-entry quarantine coordinator Lorielie Umali Agbagala were in agreement how Argentina conducted its inspections and promising to finalize the PRA.