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OECD Trade Policy Studies Environmental Requirements and Market Access: Phytosanitary Measures Affecting the Import of Fresh Durian Fruit

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This chapter discusses Australian measures designed to ensure that plant pests linked to durian fruit, which are not present in Australia, do not enter the country in shipments of the fruit in a fresh state. It describes the lengthy and difficult negotiations with Thailand, which exports the fruit and regarded some of the conditions for testing either unreasonable or protective of Australian growers, and the Australian authorities, which wanted to avoid the entry of new pests in the imported fruit.

Document Type: Review Article

Publication date: November 1, 2005


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