D- 96-02: Repealed - Plant Protection Requirements to Prevent the Introduction and Spread of Apple Ermine Moth on Malus species

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After thorough consideration of the scientific information, international obligations, and stakeholder comments, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) decided to proceed with the deregulation of the apple ermine moth (Yponomeuta malinellus). Effective August 21st, 2014, the CFIA has removed the phytosanitary import requirements and domestic movement restriction for the apple ermine moth.

The CFIA's Automated Import Reference System (AIRS) has been amended to reflect the revised import requirements for apple plants (Malus spp.). Changes to Permits to Import will take time to fully implement and both original and amended permits will be accepted until February 20, 2015. Amended Permits to Import will be sent to importers as they are updated; there will be no fee for these amendments.

For further information on the deregulation of apple ermine moth, please refer to RMD-14-03: Pest Risk Management Document – Deregulation of Yponomeuta malinellus (apple ermine moth).

Gregory Wolff
Chief Plant Health Officer
Plant Health and Biosecurity Directorate
Canadian Food Inspection Agency

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