C.A. Seeks to Standardize Phytosanitary Standards

The agriculture ministers of the region agreed to organize and unify the phytosanitary regulations of the TLC maintained with the United States and the treaty that is being negotiated with the EU.

Monday, February 16, 2009

In its website, Nacion.com publishes: "The ministers will also discuss the possibility to implement ´purchases of farm supplies and bulk foods to cheapen the costs of importing,´ as well as the creation of a 'basic grains storage network in the region,´ clarified the spokesperson."



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