Fee for Fumigation at Honduras - El Salvador Border

The government of Honduras has announced that it will continue spraying trucks from El Salvador, due to the presence of a pest, but without charging the fee of $10 as it has so far done.  

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Fumigation of all trucks leaving the Salvadoran borders is essential since the presence of the pink hibiscus mealybug pest was detected in some shipments in recent weeks.

Jacobo Paz, head of the Ministry of Agriculture, told Elheraldo.hn that "... staff at the Regional International Agricultural Health Organism (OIRSA) were applying a $10 fee for each container that came across the border from El Amatillo as payment for the fumigation, however, after a meeting with the director of RIOPPAH and the National Agricultural Health Service, it was determined that while there is no technical the charge will not be made, although it is carrying out the fumigation."

"... Other countries, including the Salvadorans who apply this measure to Nicaraguan shipments, resort to this type of action when this pest is detected in other neighboring countries."



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