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Spain’s CGC bemoans country’s "irrelevance" in plant health and accuses IVIA of turning its back on the export sector

Spain’s CGC bemoans country’s "irrelevance" in plant health and accuses IVIA of turning its back on the export sector

Published on May 16th, 2019

The European Commission (EC) has recently appointed the five centres or consortiums that will serve as European Reference Laboratories (EURL) in the field of plant health. These entities will be responsible for performing the analyses to confirm possible positive by pests and diseases from the samples taken in the ports to the horticultural imports of third countries or phytosanitary controls in the field. Well, despite the evident strategic importance of such designations, the Ministry of Agriculture has not presented candidatures in favour of any Spanish centre.

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