Chile risk analysis released

The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources (DAWR) has opened the consultation period for its draft report for the review of the biosecurity import requirements for fresh avocado from Chile.

Avocados Australia will be putting in a submission before the 29 April deadline and our Board and DAWR representatives will be meeting in coming weeks to discuss this report and potential implications.

The draft report proposes importation of fresh avocado fruit from all commercial production areas of Chile be permitted, subject to a range of biosecurity requirements.
It’s important that any imports in no way jeopardise the biosecurity of the Australian avocado industry.

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This article was prepared for the 8 March 2019 edition of Guacamole. 

Author: Lisa Yorkston
Date Published: 08/03/2019