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OMAFRA: Grapevine can now be imported from NY virus-tested certification program

October 19, 2022  By Fruit & Vegetable

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) recently announced that grapevines purchased from nurseries participating in the New York Virus-Tested Plant Material Certification program can be imported to Canada. With this, Canadian growers can import grapevines from four states – California, New York, Oregon and Washington – with New York as the only option on the Eastern seaboard.

This is in addition to Ontario nurseries participating in the Canadian Grapevine Certification Network’s (CGCN’s) Interim Verification Program, says Wendy McFadden-Smith, horticulture IPM specialist with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA).

She notes that growers importing the grapevines from these New York nurseries or elsewhere in the United States, France or Germany – the only countries with CFIA-approved grapevine nurseries – are responsible for applying for the Permit to Import, which can be done through their MyCFIA account, and should review the legalities and import requirements. |READ MORE


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