Presentation on theme: "St. Kitts and Nevis Paul Benjamin"— Presentation transcript:
1St. Kitts and Nevis Paul Benjamin IPP Training WorkshopSt. Kitts and NevisPaul Benjamin
2Official Contact Point Dr. Jerome ThomasP.O. Box 39BasseterreSt. Kitts
3Description of NPPO and changes The Director of Agriculture is the NPPOPaul Benjamin has been nominated for the IPPC training workshop.
4Non- complianceSt. Kitts & Nevis has not accepted the 1997 amendments.
5List of regulated pest Giant African Snail Mango Seed Weevil Red Imported Fire AntsPink Hibiscus Mealy BugWest Indian Fruit Fly
6Pest ReportingThere are monthly updates by the Plant Quarantine Officer.
7Exchange of information on plant pests, particularly the reporting of the occurrence, outbreak or spreadThere are monthly updates by the Plant Quarantine Officer at the staff monthly meeting.There are reports by the Plant Protection Unit on surveillance exercises.
8Technical and biological information necessary for Pest Risk Analysis (PRA) Plant Protection OfficerGlobal Positioning SystemTechnician for mapping areasC.A.B.I Compendium
9Specified Points of Entry The airportThere is importation of fresh fruit, vegetables and cut flowersThe seaportThere is importation of fruits, vegetables, roots and tubers from The Commonwealth of Dominica.
10Organizational arrangements for plant protection Inspection of airportInspection of seaportInspection of containersWeekly farm visits to monitor pest, especially the West Indian Fruit Fly and the Red imported Fire Ants.Collaboration with Customs and Port Authority Personnel.Collaboration with CARDI and IICA.Import and export certification.
12Phytosanitary requirements, restrictions and prohibitions Certificates must be issued to each importer of agricultural products.Prohibition is imposed on the importation of mangoes from the following countries: Dominica, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Barbados, Montserrat, French Guiana, Martinique, Guadeloupe, Grenada, Trinidad and Tobago.Phytosanitary Certificates are issued to exporters of agricultural products
13Phytosanitary requirements All agricultural produce must be soil freeTreated with appropriate chemicalsLeaves must be dried.Containers must be fumigatedThere must be a list of the contents of the containers.
14Adequate information on pest status There is monitoring and surveillance.
15Rationale for phytosanitary requirements, restrictions and prohibitions Certain Caribbean countries have mango seed weevil.Tristeza virus is prevalent in some countries eg. Windward islandsLethal yellowing is present in Miami.Bacteria in Anthuriums from windward islands.