RMD-13-04: Consolidated Pest Risk Management Document for pest plants regulated by Canada
Appendix 13C: Assessement of Measures for Senecio madagascariensis (Madacascar ragwort)

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Field Crops Not Intended for Propagation

Previous imports

Import data for cereal grains originating from places where Senecio madagascariensis is present.

Table 2a: ($)Value in Canadian Dollars
Product Exporting Country Table Note ** 2006 2007 2008
HS 1001 - WheatArgentina00250,050
HS 1001 - WheatU.S. - Hawaii001,151
HS 100590 - Maize (excluding sweet corn)Colombia8,5205,1073,036
HS 100590 - Maize (excluding sweet corn)Argentina2,98296,5192,562
HS 1008 - Buckwheat, millet, canary seed; other unmilled cereals Table Note *Colombia8,18113,87538,927
Total:19,683115,501295,726
Table 2a: Quantity in metric tonnes (TNE)
Product Exporting Country Table Note ** 2006 2007 2008
HS 1001 - WheatArgentina00320
HS 1001 - WheatU.S. - Hawaii004
HS 100590 - Maize (excluding sweet corn)Colombia391312
HS 100590 - Maize (excluding sweet corn)Argentina42329119
HS 1008 - Buckwheat, millet, canary seed; other unmilled cereals Table Note *Colombia2,1915,88315,354
Total:2,2726,22515,809

Source: Statistics Canada 2009

Table Notes

Table note star 1

Quantity listed as N/A

Return to first table note * referrer

Table note star 2

Countries with an import value of less than $1,000 are not included.

Return to first table note ** referrer

Potential risk mitigation measures

Regulate Senecio madagascariensis as a quarantine pest under the Plant Protection Act and add this species to the List of Pests Regulated by Canada (CFIA 2009) in order to:

Regulatory actions under the Plant Protection Act could include one or more of the following:

Note: End uses impact risk and may therefore impact required risk mitigation measures. Regulatory measures may be waived for those commodities that have been treated or processed such that the risk of introduction of Senecio madagascariensis has been reduced to an acceptable level.

Trade implications

Feasibility

Resources will be needed by CFIA for marketplace monitoring and sampling, inspector training, and communication material development.

Seeds

Previous imports

Imports of forage and grass seed for sowing from countries where Senecio madagascariensis is present.

Table 3a-3d: Value in Canadian Dollars ($)

Table 3a: Value in Canadian Dollars ($)
Product Exporting Country 2006 2007 2008
HS 120921 - AlfalfaAustralia208,607234,443198,929
HS 120921 - AlfalfaArgentina563,1220
Subtotal: 208,663237,565198,929
Table 3b: Value in Canadian Dollars ($)
Product Exporting Country 2006 2007 2008
HS 120922 – CloverAustralia119,673364,3650
HS 120922 – CloverArgentina43,76991,082146,970
Subtotal: 163,442455,447146,970
Table 3c: Value in Canadian Dollars ($)
Product Exporting Country 2006 2007 2008
HS 120923 – FescueJapan002,505
HS 120925 - Rye grassArgentina017,2420
HS 120929 - Seed of forage plants Argentina28,760445,141142,798
HS 120929 - Seed of forage plants Japan09702,475
Subtotal: 28,760446,111145,273
Table 3d: Value in Canadian Dollars ($)
Exporting Country 2006 2007 2008
Total: 400,8651,156,365493,677

Table 3a-3d: Quantity in Kilograms (KGM)

Table 3a: Quantity in Kilograms (KGM)
Product Exporting Country 2006 2007 2008
HS 120921 - Alfalfa Australia69,57141,71831,372
HS 120921 - Alfalfa Argentina115130
Subtotal: 69,58242,23131,372
Table 3b: Quantity in Kilograms (KGM)
Product Exporting Country 2006 2007 2008
HS 120922 – CloverAustralia31,500105,3310
HS 120922 – CloverArgentina17,90033,30041,300
Subtotal: 49,400138,63141,300
Table 3c: Quantity in Kilograms (KGM)
Product Exporting Country 2006 2007 2008
HS 120923 – FescueJapan001,474
HS 120925 -Rye grassArgentina024,9900
HS 120929 - Seed of forage plants Argentina6,10098,03632,204
HS 120929 - Seed of forage plantsJapan0154903
Subtotal: 6,10098,19033,107
Table 3d: Quantity in Kilograms (KGM)
Exporting Country 2006 2007 2008
Total: 125,082304,042107,253

Source: Statistics Canada 2009

Potential risk mitigation measures

Trade implications

Cost-effectiveness and Feasibility

Travellers and Their Effects

Previous imports

Risk mitigation measures

Increase public awareness of the regulation and the risk posed by Senecio madagascariensis and distribute awareness material at border crossings to the public. It is difficult to target travelers for one particular species that could be unintentionally imported. Thus, a general information and awareness campaign about the risks associated with several species may be the best option. While not considered effective by itself if the risk is high, increased public awareness is a viable action if the level of risk is low.

Trade implications

None anticipated.

Cost-effectiveness and Feasibility

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