14:44 | 12/10/2016 Trade
The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has issued a decision on halting raw cotton imports from Ghana as a large volume of raw cotton was found infected with Trogoderma granarium Everts.
The decision comes into effect 60 days after the issuance date on October 11.
The MARD urged the Plantation Protection Department (PPD) to tighten quarantine control of imported cotton from Ghana from now until the day the decision is valid.
A PPD representative said from July 2 to September 26, relevant authorities detected 58 containers of raw cotton weighing more than 1,384 tons imported from Ghana via Haiphong port infected with alive Trogoderma granarium Everts.
They are very dangerous moth, which have not found in Vietnam. They damage many kinds of agricultural products like cereals, vegetables and rubber./.