STC Number - 223

Import requirements for Indian mangoes

Maintained by: Japan
Raised by: India
Supported by:
First date raised: June 2005 G/SPS/R/37/Rev.1, paras. 37-38
Dates subsequently raised:
Number of times subsequently raised: 0
Relevant documents: Raised orally
Products covered: 0804 Dates, figs, pineapples, avocados, guavas, mangoes and mangosteens, fresh or dried.
Primary subject keyword: Plant Health
Keywords: Plant health
Status: Not reported
Date reported as resolved:

Extracts from SPS Committee meeting summary reports

In June 2005, India stated that although it had many years ago provided the pest and surveillance data and the information on treatment standards requested by Japanese authorities, the pest risk analysis had not yet been completed. The extremely slow progress made so far was impinging heavily on India's market access for mangoes to Japan. Another round of bilateral technical consultations would be held in mid-July 2005.
Japan explained that it was taking the necessary measures to prevent a possible invasion of the melon fly and two other pests recorded in India but not present in Japan. Japan had to verify the disease status of Indian mangoes or the application of an effective disinfestation treatment in accordance with relevant international standards. Technical discussions were currently ongoing in order to develop the disinfestation technique, but the technical data provided were not sufficient to allow certification of the effectiveness of the technique.