Appendix 1: Summary of plant health requirements for fresh pepper and tomato from countries where regulated pests occur

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June 14, 2010

The importation of fresh tomatoes and peppers is regulated by the CFIA to prevent the introduction and spread of plant pests that can cause significant economic and environmental damage to the Canadian plant resource base including agriculture, forestry and the environment. The following table summarizes the import requirements for fresh peppers and tomatoes from countries where regulated pests are known to occur. The list is subject to revision at any time.

This table is a summary of Plant Health Requirements for fresh pepper and tomato from countries where regulated pests occur
Host Scientific name Pest Country Phytosanitary documentation Additional Declaration
Tomato Solanum lycopersicum (syn. Lycopersicum esculentum) Tuta absoluta (South American tomato moth) Albania, Algeria, Argentina, Bahrain, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cyprus, Ecuador, Kuwait, Israel, Libya, Morocco, Paraguay, Peru, Switzerland, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, Uruguay, Venezuela and all of the countries of the European Union. Phytosanitary Certificate "This consignment originated from a place where Tuta absoluta is known not to occur and was inspected and found free of Tuta absoluta"
Pepper Capsicum spp. Thaumatobia leucotreta (false codling moth) Netherlands Phytosanitary Certificate "This consignment was inspected and found free of all living stages of false codling moth, Thaumatotibia (=Cryptophlebia) leucotreta"
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