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Demands for tighter controls in Spain on imported olive trees from Morocco

Demands for tighter controls in Spain on imported olive trees from Morocco

Published on Jun 11th, 2018

The municipal council of Castro del Rio has asked the Spanish government to restrict olive tree imports from Morocco due to the "serious” phytosanitary threat they represent. For several years now, Morocco’s olive trees have been affected by the Xylella bacterium and Spanish producers are not satisfied with the Moroccan authorities’ response.

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