GUIDELINES TO METHYL BROMIDE
FUMIGATION FOR EXPORT AND
IMPORT CONSIGNMENTS
Ms. I K Warshamana,
Head,
Treatment Technology Division,
National Plant Quarantine Service
New Procedure of MeBr Fumigations
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Overall responsibility of coordinating the monitoring
of MeBr fumigation activities
has been entrusted to the Deputy Director of NPQS
by Director /SCPPC
letter no: SCPPC/AFAS/TECH 2012
dated 03.02.2012.
New Procedure of MeBr Fumigations
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Dosage
Duration
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Request
Format
Errors
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Incomplete requests
Country of destination is not mentioned
The name of the commodity- Confused…
Whether you need supervision
Purpose of MeBr fumigation- QPS or OTHER
Date of degassing is not mentioned
Date of export……. ????
Packing material – state the condition
Contact information of the person who handle…
Proposed time of fumigation …………..necessary
Date of fumigation and Degassing
- Not indicated
Country
- not indicated
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very important
in
monitoring the fumigation
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activities
requirements!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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process
Time of fumigation
is also important
if you need fumigation supervision
Please!!!!!!!
Mark whether you need
supervision or not
material are
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do you know whether
you need
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(Main
office),
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Katunayake
“packing
status” is
If the phytosanitory
“Compactness”
determines
certificate
should
certify that
very
important
your commodity
is fumigated
the exposure
level to
the MeBr
withtreatment
MeBr
and
hence
the
required
dosage
YES you need supervision
If you need to
fumigate wooden
Example:
pellet/
packing
You
are exporting
foodfor
stuff
in cardboard
boxes
In general
(except
special
requirements),
material

food stuff are not fumigated with poisonous MeBr
Your export commodity: food stuff
That is the
Your fumigation commodity: cardboard
box
If you do not clearly indicate
the commodity,
“commodity”
for
your
request
may
be
rejected
MeBr
fumigation
In the MeBr fumigation request
:
“Commodity” means
The commodity that you are going to fumigate
Contact number has not
mentioned
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that the fumigation activity
is scheduled
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to clarify, we have to contact
you
with respect to methyl bromide
Quarantine purposes
-means the treatment is done to prevent the introduction,
establishment and/or spread of quarantine pests
- to ensure their official control
(Official control : activities performed /authorized by, a national authority of
plant, animal, environmental protection or health)
-to meet the official requirements of the importing
country or the exporting country
(Official requirements :are requirements stated by, a national authority of
plant, animal, environmental, health /stored product)
Pre-shipment purposes
-are non-quarantine applications done within 21 days
prior to export
OTHER!!!!
Other purposes:
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If not a Quarantine purpose or pre-shipment purposeOTHER
If it is Quarantine or pre-shipment purpose
-the import permit gives you the relevant guidelines
If you have a copy of Import permit or any other official guideline of
MeBr fumigation requirement Please attach it with the request
That will be a great help for us in the future as well !!!
This exporter has
attached the destination
Country requirements A complete request
With the request
Carefully filled to
A complete request makes our job easy
Made our responsibility
less-troublesome
give us maximum
information
-Made decision making easy
-Quick response to the exporter
Country Requirements
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The NPPOs of the importing
countries were contacted to get
their MeBr fumigation
requirements.
Following are the comments
received…….
Wood (except for logs) & Coir products
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For all countries
48g/ m3 24 hrs
Germany
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Methyl bromide treatment is banned
They do not require the import consignments to be
fumigated with MeBr
Methyl bromide fumigation is not a requirement for
Germany (for the plants and plant products )
Japan
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Does not require Metheyl Bromide fumigation for import
consignments from Sri Lanka.
If quarantine pests are detected by Japan NPPO, the
consignment should be subject to quarantine measures
Disinfestations (Methyl Bromide fumigation)
Destructions (incineration)
or
Re-shipping
Get your consignment tested and confirmed, for absence
of pests by submitting a sample NPQS prior to the export
Peru
Methyl Bromide fumigation requirements for some of
the commodities imported from Sri Lanka to Peru as
follows:
1. Cinamomum verum (cinnamon), natural dry whole bark:
and
2. Syzygium aromaticum (clove), natural dry flower buds:
Methyl Bromide :
 40 g/m³ for 12h (T ≥ 32°C)
 56 g/m³ for 12h (27°C ≤ T ≤ 31°C)
 72 g/m³ for12h (21°C ≤ T ≤ 26°C)
Peru
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Peumus boldus, (boldo) natural dry leaves:
Methyl Bromide :
64 g/m³ for 12h (T ≥ 32°C)
96 g/m³ for 12h (27°C ≤ T ≤ 31°C)
128 g/m³ for12h (21°C ≤ T ≤ 26°C)
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Straw, dry fiber:
Methyl Bromide :
40 g/m³ for 12h (T ≥ 32°C)
56 g/m³ for 12h (27°C ≤ T ≤ 31°C)
72 g/m³ for12h (21°C ≤ T ≤ 26°C)
Mauritus
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Following products are imported from Sri Lanka:
(i) Dehusked coconuts
(ii) Cocopeat abd derived products
(iii) Ekel brooms
Methyl Bromide
48g/m3 for 24 hours over 21oC
Australia
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According to AQIS standards at 210C or above
Vegetables - 32g/ m3 for 24 hrs
Cotton - 32g/ m3 for 24 hrs
Wooden pallets – 48g/ m3 for 24 hrs
Coir - 48g/ m3 for 24 hrs
Sesame seed - 80g/ m3 for 48 hrs
Treatment for Trogoderma granarium (Khapra beetle)–
80 g/ m3 for 48 hrs
Giant African snail – 128 g/ m3 for 24 hrs
Switzerland
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Switzerland phased out MeBr for QPS purposes
anymore
Heat treatment is performed
It is up to you to choose the appropriate method
However, standard for MeBr treatment for wood
packaging material:
phytosanitary measures as specified in the
ISPM-15
USA & Canada
USA
 Cinnamon, Cardamom ( any spice) - 32g/m3 - 2 hrs
 Wooden pallets - According to ISPM 15
 Coir - 48 g/m3 24 hrs
Canada
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Wheat granules/ Coffee/ Cocoa -48 g/m3 24 hrs
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spices- 24g/m3 16 hrs
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For Khapra beetle – 96 g/m3 24 hrs
Ireland
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The use of Methyl Bromide is banned in the EU for a
number of years and therefore the EU does not
require the treatment of any product with methyl
bromide in order to be permitted entry. However
there is no problem in accepting products treated
with Methyl Bromide from outside the EU if used
elsewhere for quarantine purposes.
Slovakia
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Slovakia, as other EU member states, accept MrBr
treated pallets, but the use of MB within the
territory of EU is not allowed.
The conditions of MB treatment should be in
accordance with ISPM 15.
Liberia
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Liberia has stop the use of MeBr as chemical
treatment for all agricultural commodities intended
for export, import and internal use in the agrosector since 2010.
The alternative chemical for fumigation is "Phostoxin
56% (aluminum phosphates)".
Mozambique
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Use of Methyl bromide fumigation is approved for
quarantine purpose.
Therefore wood package and pallets materials
imported to Mozambique are required to be
fumigated with MeBr or
Heat treatment according to ISPM Nr 15 from IPPC.
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When we get information from other countries
- We will summarize the data
- Publish the list in our web site
www.agridept.gov.lk
- Send you the e-link via email
(Please give us your contact details)
For any clarification
Contact us:
 Deputy Director,
National Plant Quarantine Service,
Canada Friendship Road,
Katunayake
 011-2252028 or 011-2252029
 011-2253709
 [email protected]
THANK YOU
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