US and Canada-Asian Gypsy Moth (AGM)-2020 Flying Season Starts

28 January 2020 No.1059

Ahead of AGM season, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) announced the measures of preventing spread of AGM for commercial vessel arriving from AGM regulated area (Far East Russia, Japan, Korea and Northern China).


In 2019, due to outbreaks of AGM population in many regulated ports, a high number of vessels arrived in North American ports with AGM egg masses. To prevent a similar situation in 2020, vessels calling at ports in AGM regulated area should take extra vigilance in conducting self-inspection and obtaining the required pre-departure certificates properly.


We wish you a pleasant voyage.