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ISPM 26 Establishment of pest free areas for fruit flies (Tephritidae)

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This standard provides guidancefor the establishment of pest free areas for fruit flies (Tephritidae) of economic importance, and for the maintenance of their pest free status.

The general requirements for establishing a fruit fly pest free area (FF-PFA) include:

  • the preparation of a public awareness program
  • the management elements of the system (documentation and review systems, record keeping)
  • supervision activities.

The major elements of an FF-PFA are:

  • the characterisation of the FF-PFA
  • the establishment and maintenance of the FF-PFA.

These elements include the surveillance activities of fruit fly trapping and fruit sampling, and official control on the movement of regulated articles.
Additional elements include: corrective action planning, and suspension, reinstatement (if possible) and revocation of pest free status of the FF-PFA.

Author(s): Secretariat of the International Plant Protection Convention

Published: 11 March, 2019

Date added: 20 March, 2024