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UK rejects Nigeria’s vegetables export over procedure failure

A large consignment of vegetables and other edibles exported from
Nigeria to the
United Kingdom, were at the
weekend returned due to failure to meet up with international procedures.

This is coming exactly 10 months after some consignment of yam exported
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.

The Nigerian Agricultural Quarantine Service (NAQS), which disclosed
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
NAQS Head of Inspection, South West Zone, Dr. Moses Adewumi, said
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.
“In this case, we have up to about 41 International Standard For
Phytosanitary Measures (ISPM), which guides the movement of commodities.
“When you are sending commodities outside the country, the international
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.
“That is why all these consignments were returned to the country because
most of them were not accompanied with phytosanitary certificate.”
He noted that the NAQS was trying to make exporters and people coming to
the business to be aware that they needed to get the certificate when sending
agric commodities outside Nigeria.

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