Lifted Import Restrictions on Maize Seed from Canada to Mexico

November 15, 2017
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Canadian maize seed needed certification that it is free of Northern Corn Leaf Spot, Eyespot and Wheat Streak Mosaic Virus in order to be imported into Mexico. The Mexican national plant protection organization SENASICA agreed in a side-meeting  during NAPPO with DuPont, Monsanto, CSTA, ASTA and AMSECA representatives that seed is not a pathway for these pests and issued a new import permit indicating that there are no additional phytosanitary requirements other than seed treatment for research seed in order to be imported into Mexico from Canada. They will eventually extend that permission to commercial seed.

The new import permit is available here.