Eight countries are now sending their notifications of interceptions directly to EPPO. This report comprises the notifications as they were received by EPPO during 1993-02/03.
Austria: In 1993-02 two consignments were intercepted by Austrian authorities of which one consignment (oranges) was infested by Ceratitis capitata (EPPO A2 quarantine pest) and originated from Spain.
Cyprus: During the first two months of 1993 four consignments were intercepted in Cyprus. None of the interceptions were caused by quarantine pests.
Denmark: During the year 1992 17 interceptions took place in Denmark. Three interceptions were consignments of Dahlia tubers from The Netherlands infested by tomato spotted wilt tospovirus (potential EPPO A2 quarantine pest), two consignments of Dendranthema from Costa Rica and one of Nerium oleander from Israel were infested by Frankliniella occidentalis (EPPO A2 quarantine pest), three consignments from Germany and two from The Netherlands of Euphorbia pulcherrima were intercepted due to the infestation by Bemisia tabaci (EPPO A2 quarantine pest), five interceptions of Rosa plants from Poland were the result of an infestation by Meloidogyne sp. and one consignment of Quercus robur seeds from the USA was infested by Curculio sp.
Finland: During 1993-02/03 Finnish authorities intercepted 24 consignments. Five of the 24 intercepted consignments were infested by EPPO quarantine pests and originated from the Netherlands; being ornamental pot plants and cut flowers and infested by F ;occidentalis (4 consignments) and Liriomyza trifolii (EPPO A2 quarantine pest) (1 consignment), respectively.
France: The EPPO Secretariat was notified that French authorities intercepted a consignment of lucerne seeds from the USA due to an infection by Clavibacter michiganensis subsp. insidiosus (EPPO A2 quarantine pest).
Germany: In 1992-12 and 1993-01 Germany intercepted four consignments of which three (chrysanthemum and Gypsophila cutflowers) originated from Israel and were infested by Liriomyza sp.
Netherlands: Ten consignments were intercepted during 1993-02/03 by The Netherlands. Interceptions due to pests occurred on seed potatoes infested by Globodera sp. from Austria, narcissus bulbs infested by Ditylenchus dipsaci (EPPO A2 quarantine pest) from the UK (3 consignments), Calathea cetosa infested by Radopholus similis (EPPO A1 quarantine pest) and Hibiscus chinensis infested by B. tabaci from Brazil, Ficus retusa infested by Ophiomyia fici from China and two consignments of Dianthus cuttings infested by L. huidobrensis (EPPO A2 quarantine pest) from Israel.
Norway: In 1992-09 Norway intercepted a consignment of orchids due to the infestation by Thrips palmi (EPPO A1 quarantine pest). The orchids originated from Thailand and were reexported to Norway from The Netherlands.
Switzerland: 15 consignments were intercepted in Switzerland during 1993-02/03 due to formal reasons.
United Kingdom: 19 consignments or parts of consignments of ware potatoes from Egypt with a total weight of ; 1400 t were intercepted and destructed due to an infection by Pseudomonas solanacearum (EPPO A2 quarantine pest). Additionally consignments of cutflowers from Israel were intercepted due to infestations by L. huidobrensis, L. trifolii and B. tabaci. One consignment of salad onions from Mexico was infested by L. trifolii.
Plant Protection Services of the intercepting countries
EPPO Secretariat, Paris (1993-04)