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1 IPP Training Workshop St. Kitts and Nevis Paul Benjamin

2 Official Contact Point Dr. Jerome Thomas P.O. Box 39 Basseterre St. Kitts

3 Description of NPPO and changes The Director of Agriculture is the NPPO The Director of Agriculture is the NPPO Paul Benjamin has been nominated for the IPPC training workshop. Paul Benjamin has been nominated for the IPPC training workshop.

4 Non- compliance St. Kitts & Nevis has not accepted the 1997 amendments. St. Kitts & Nevis has not accepted the 1997 amendments.

5 List of regulated pest Giant African Snail Giant African Snail Mango Seed Weevil Mango Seed Weevil Red Imported Fire Ants Red Imported Fire Ants Pink Hibiscus Mealy Bug Pink Hibiscus Mealy Bug West Indian Fruit Fly West Indian Fruit Fly

6 Pest Reporting There are monthly updates by the Plant Quarantine Officer. There are monthly updates by the Plant Quarantine Officer.

7 Exchange of information on plant pests, particularly the reporting of the occurrence, outbreak or spread There are monthly updates by the Plant Quarantine Officer at the staff monthly meeting. There are monthly updates by the Plant Quarantine Officer at the staff monthly meeting. There are reports by the Plant Protection Unit on surveillance exercises. There are reports by the Plant Protection Unit on surveillance exercises.

8 Technical and biological information necessary for Pest Risk Analysis (PRA) Plant Protection Officer Plant Protection Officer Global Positioning System Global Positioning System Technician for mapping areas Technician for mapping areas C.A.B.I Compendium C.A.B.I Compendium

9 Specified Points of Entry The airport The airport There is importation of fresh fruit, vegetables and cut flowers There is importation of fresh fruit, vegetables and cut flowers The seaport The seaport There is importation of fruits, vegetables, roots and tubers from The Commonwealth of Dominica. There is importation of fruits, vegetables, roots and tubers from The Commonwealth of Dominica.

10 Organizational arrangements for plant protection Inspection of airport Inspection of airport Inspection of seaport Inspection of seaport Inspection of containers Inspection of containers Weekly farm visits to monitor pest, especially the West Indian Fruit Fly and the Red imported Fire Ants. Weekly 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 Customs and Port Authority Personnel. Collaboration with CARDI and IICA. Collaboration with CARDI and IICA. Import and export certification. Import and export certification.

11 Emergency Action Emergency Action Plan Emergency Action Plan Quarantine Quarantine

12 Phytosanitary requirements, restrictions and prohibitions Certificates must be issued to each importer of agricultural products. 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. 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 Phytosanitary Certificates are issued to exporters of agricultural products

13 Phytosanitary requirements All agricultural produce must be soil free All agricultural produce must be soil free Treated with appropriate chemicals Treated with appropriate chemicals Leaves must be dried. Leaves must be dried. Containers must be fumigated Containers must be fumigated There must be a list of the contents of the containers. There must be a list of the contents of the containers.

14 Adequate information on pest status There is monitoring and surveillance. There is monitoring and surveillance.

15 Rationale for phytosanitary requirements, restrictions and prohibitions Certain Caribbean countries have mango seed weevil. Certain Caribbean countries have mango seed weevil. Tristeza virus is prevalent in some countries eg. Windward islands Tristeza virus is prevalent in some countries eg. Windward islands Lethal yellowing is present in Miami. Lethal yellowing is present in Miami. Bacteria in Anthuriums from windward islands. Bacteria in Anthuriums from windward islands.


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