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S. Africa Has Improved Citrus Black Spot Management EU Says

  • 'Major boost' for South African citrus, industry body says
  • EU report follows audit of South African citrus industry
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Measures taken by South Africa, the world’s second-biggest exporter of citrus fruit, to manage black spot disease meet European Union requirements, a report shows.

The country’s National Plant Protection Organisation reviewed and strengthened export procedures and systems of official checks and showed that these are fully in line with revised EU requirements for fruit imports from South Africa, the EU Food and Veterinary Office said in a report on its website.