Home Headlines S.Africa negotiates deal with EU to clear citrus blockage at ports
Our website publishes news, press releases, opinion and advertorials on various financial organizations, products and services which are commissioned from various Companies, Organizations, PR agencies, Bloggers etc. These commissioned articles are commercial in nature. This is not to be considered as financial advice and should be considered only for information purposes. It does not reflect the views or opinion of our website and is not to be considered an endorsement or a recommendation. We cannot guarantee the accuracy or applicability of any information provided with respect to your individual or personal circumstances. Please seek Professional advice from a qualified professional before making any financial decisions. We link to various third-party websites, affiliate sales networks, and to our advertising partners websites. When you view or click on certain links available on our articles, our partners may compensate us for displaying the content to you or make a purchase or fill a form. This will not incur any additional charges to you. To make things simpler for you to identity or distinguish advertised or sponsored articles or links, you may consider all articles or links hosted on our site as a commercial article placement. We will not be responsible for any loss you may suffer as a result of any omission or inaccuracy on the website.

S.Africa negotiates deal with EU to clear citrus blockage at ports

by wrich
47 views
gawdo

GENEVA (Reuters) – South Africa has negotiated a settlement with the European Union to clear hundreds of shipping containers of citrus fruit stuck in EU ports, the South African government said on Thursday.

Shipments were disrupted after the trade bloc implemented new phytosanitary rules that led to a WTO dispute being declared in July, the first-ever WTO dispute settlement case initiated by South Africa.

The EU imposed the new measures over concerns it had with the False Codling Moth (FCM) on citrus fruit, with new measures including enhanced cold treatment for oranges and additional phytosanitary declarations for grapefruit and soft citrus.

The measures were published on June 21 and were set to come into force by June 24 when many shipments were already enroute to Europe.

“The interim measures provide that the consignments be treated at the cold treatment facilities in the EU and the department to notify other EU member states,” said South Africa’s department of agriculture affairs in a statement.

It added that over 2,000 containers valued at an estimated valued 500 million rand ($31 mln) were affected by this blockage.

($1 = 16.2495 rand)

 

(Reporting by Wendell Roelf; Editing by Jan Harvey and Toby Chopra)

www.gawdo.com

You may also like