The National Agricultural Research and Extension Institute (NAREI) is tightening up on the importation of citrus, peppers and cabbages.
In a statement, NAREI advised importers of to obtain the requisite permission from the National Plant Protection Organization, which is a department of NAREI.
In a statement, NAREI said it is crucial that these commodities adhere to the necessary phytosanitary requirements and pest risk analysis.
If these requirements are not satisfied these commodities will be rejected, NAREI stated.
The Institute is especially guarding against the importation of any citrus products such oranges, limes, grapefruit, and tangerines.
One of the pests NAREI is concerned about is “citrus greening” which could devastate the entire citrus industry.