The sector has three months to adapt to the demands imposed by the Senasa for the transit of fresh fruit. After that deadline, all the departing fruit should be packed. As a solution for small producers, the province is acquiring mobile packing plants and funding fixed plants at strategic points. In addition, they will continue funding nurseries so that they deliver certificated seedlings in order to prevent the entry of material from Brazil and Paraguay.
Earlier this year the Senasa adopted more stringent health requirements to authorize the exit of citrus from Misiones. The measure was adopted to combat the HLB plague and virtually paralyzed the activity for several weeks; causing significant losses as there was much fruit that could not be sent to its destination in a timely manner. Thanks to efforts of the province, the new health regulations were suspended for 90 days, giving the sector a break. However, both the officials from the Agricultural area and the producers are aware that they will have to adjust and comply with what Senasa requires to continue producing these crops.