This is an update to the August 23, 2016 Spotlight article announcing that China added the United States to the list of countries that are required to perform anti-mosquito treatments for produce imports.
On September 2, 2016, China’s General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ) regionalized its Zika requirements for shipments of cargo from the United States based on a risk-assessment performed by AQSIQ and data supplied by the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention. AQSIQ has now determined that vessels originating from the United States, other than the state of Florida, do not require disinsection certification.
Full details can be found in the September 2 update provided by the USDA-Foreign Agricultural Service. For more information, contact Ken Gilliland at (949) 885-2267.