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  • China to require U.S. imports to be mosquito-free

    China to require U.S. imports to be mosquito-free

    Athena Cao, USA TODAY 5:23 p.m. EDT August 10, 2016

    In a move that could create export delays and add cost, China is now requiring that imported American goods be mosquito-free to prevent spread of the Zika virus, according to a trade advisory issued Wednesday by one of the world's largest shipping lines.

    The advisory from the Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), cites an announcement from the Chinese General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine:

    “With immediate effect, it means that there is a need to provide a certificate of extermination of mosquito. If no certificate is provided, the buyer must fumigate the cargo at arrival at port of destination.”
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    http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/...free/88529046/
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