West P&I Club informs that the Argentinian National Service for Health and Agrifood Quality (SENASA) is officializing the approval and implementation of a resolution, to set control measures following the Asian Gypsy Moth.
Accordingly, the regulation will be focused on the “flight seasons” and based on “high risk” ports that will have to be extra careful during that time and acquire a phytosanitary certificate if within a proscribed area during the flight season.
The regulation will enter into force 90 days after the issuance of the official Bulletin, to be published here.
The Club advises its members to obtain a phytosanitary certificate if within one of the areas during flight season.
Concluding, except Northern China, all Chinese ports are included in the regulation, along with countries with similar legislation. Chile is not included in the regulations.
Failure to comply with the requirements will lead to inspection upon arrival and possible fines.