Committee on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures - Regionalization - Information for the Recognition of Fruit Fly-Free Areas - Communication by Mexico - Revision
World Trade Organization G/SPS/GEN/440/Rev.1 23 January 2006 (06-0295) Committee on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures Original: Spanish REGIONALIZAtion INFORMAtion for the recognition of fruit fly-free areas Communication by Mexico Revision The following communication, received on 19 January 2006, is being circulated at the request of the delegation of Mexico. _______________ background Certain species of fruit fly are considered the main fruit-tree pest due to their destructiveness, which has led to the imposition of phytosanitary restrictions on the marketing of the fruit that hosts the pest, for domestic consumption and for export. Accordingly, the Mexican Government has taken various steps to control fruit flies. The establishment of the applicable legal framework began in May 1934 with "Internal Quarantine Order No. 4 against fruit flies in the North-West Defence Area", to be followed by other legislation such as the "Decree decla