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Vietnam stops importing multiple seeds from Indonesia

Staff Writer |
Vietnam's Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) issued a decision to stop importing peanuts, cassia seeds, cocoa beans and peas from Indonesia due to high risk of Caryedon serratus (Olivier) injection.

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The decision took effect from Thursday, reported local Bao Dau Tu (Vietnam Investment Review).

According to the MARD, in 2016 alone, over 5,000 tons of Indonesia-imported goods had been detected with living Olivier insects.

From January 5 to 16, 2016, the MARD continued to detect 40 more containers with Indonesian origins that contained nearly 1,000 tons of peanuts injected with the insect.

MARD assessed this is a dangerous insect in Vietnamese list of phytosanitary objects. The insect that has never been in Vietnamese soil is said to cause huge damage to stocked agricultural products.


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