Vietnam stops importing multiple seeds from Indonesia
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. ■