Nigeria to the United Kingdom, were at the
weekend returned due to failure to meet up with international procedures.
to the United States, were also rejected due to poor quality. The produce, estimated to be about N5m
include: pumpkin leaf, waterleaf, bitter leaf, local pear, garden eggs,
wrapping leaf and others.
this at a press briefing, said the produce were rejected on the ground that
they were not accompanied with phytosanitary certificate and not due to poor
internationally, the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) requires that in
the movement of agricultural produce or commodities around the world, the
commodities should be free from pest.
Phytosanitary Measures (ISPM), which guides the movement of commodities.
procedure is that it must be accompanied with phytosanitary certificate, that
is the health of the commodity being exported. Any commodity not accompanied by
the certificate is illegal.
most of them were not accompanied with phytosanitary certificate.”
the business to be aware that they needed to get the certificate when sending
agric commodities outside Nigeria.