China Requires "Mosquito Eradication Certificate" to combat spread of ZIKA

**NEWSFLASH**

September 2nd, 2016- The U.S. Foreign Agriculture Service has published an update confirming that China's AQSIQ has decided to regionalize the Zika mosquito eradication treatment for all U.S. origin cargo except for cargo that originates in Florida.  
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On August 3rd the World Health Organization (WHO) added the United States to the list of zika-infected countries. (HERE) Following that designation, China’s General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ) has published guidelines stating that cargo entering China from the United States must demonstrate proof of mosquito eradication.

 

Key Updates from the Foreign Commercial Service's August 18th Meeting in Beijing:

  • WHO (World Health Organization) mosquito eradication standards must be followed. We are working to identify the specific standards.

  • The requirement to provide proof of mosquito eradication will be in effect until March 2017 when China will re-evaluate.

  • Currently, all US origin cargo, whether transshipped or not, is subject to the mosquito eradication requirements. A regional approach to the application of the requirement is being considered but not currently in place.

  • Cargo shipped in chilled or frozen containers 15 degrees celcius or cooler are exempt. All transport documents must reflect proper temperature.


Allports is dedicated to identifying the most correct and current information regarding the new requirement.  It remains unclear how U.S. exporters can obtain proof of mosquito eradication but it has been confirmed that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Foreign Agriculture Service (FAS) are working diligently to provide the trade with guidance.

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