Dear CSCA Members,
Pursuant to previous email updates regarding this matter (attached below), CFIA has recently received an additional notice of non-compliance from Vietnam for the detection of creeping thistle in a shipment of wheat. CFIA tested a sample from this shipment during the phyto certification process and found no detection of creeping thistle. Vietnam’s Plant Protection Department (PPD) has indicated that if they find one more detection of creeping thistle in a Canadian shipment of grain, PPD will suspend all imports of Canadian grain that have the potential to carry creeping thistle (including pulses).
The Government of Canada would like to remind exporters of the importance of preparing export shipments of all commodities (including pulses and special crops) that comply with Vietnam’s phytosanitary import regulations.
Pulse Canada will continue to provide updates on this matter as it evolves.