Certification is completed by the National Service for Agricultural Sanitation (Senasa).
APHIS mission is led by South America’s Regional Director Robert S. Johnson, who will hold technical meetings with Senasa between January 19 and 23.
U.S. experts will supervise activities in cultivated fields and packaging plants, in compliance with the Work Plan for the Peruvian Mangoes Treatment and Preclearance Program, signed by Senasa, APHIS, Minagri and Apem in 2010.
“Senasa specialists and professionals will guide APHIS counterparts while touring Agromar, Sunshine, Agro Industrial del Pacifico, BioFrut, Agropacking and Koricancha facilities, certified companies located in Piura, Northern Peru.
This type of supervision builds confidence of U.S. authorities and shows Peru is working diligently to keep export mangoes free of plagues. The United States currently imports 40,000 tons of this fruit.