Research Center for Plant Quarantine established in Uzbekistan
Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) -- A presidential resolution “On measures to further improve the activities of the state plant quarantine service” was adopted.
In accordance with the resolution, the Uzbek leader formed:
Research Center for Plant Quarantine on the basis of the Scientific Center for Plant Quarantine in the system of the State Plant Quarantine Inspectorate (Inspectorate);
the territorial branches of the Center, equipped with modern laboratories, in the Termez, Nukus and Samarkand branches of the Tashkent State Agrarian University, as well as the Andijan Institute of Agriculture and Agrotechnology.
One of the main tasks of the Center and its territorial branches is the analysis of phytosanitary risk on the territory of the republic and the development of scientifically grounded phytosanitary measures aimed at preventing the penetration of harmful organisms that can cause significant economic damage.
From 1 January 2021, it is allowed to issue conclusions for exported fruits and vegetables and other materials by accredited quarantine laboratories created by the private sector.
From 1 April 2021, a quarantine control system is being introduced, the use of "service dogs-detectors", if necessary, fumigation (disinfection) of the body (cargo compartments) of vehicles (aircraft, railway cars and containers, trucks) importing products from foreign countries.
On 1 November 2020, persons who discovered harmful organisms on their territory, voluntarily applied to the Inspectorate for phytosanitary field control and eliminated their consequences are released from administrative liability.
Starting from the 2021/2022 academic year, personnel training will be carried out:
in the direction of education "Quarantine of plants and agricultural products" in the Nukus branch of the Tashkent State Agrarian University;
middle level in the specialties "Plant Protection Laboratory Assistant" and "Agronomist for Plant Protection and Quarantine" in all professional educational institutions of agricultural profile, based on the needs of the Inspectorate for mid-level personnel.
On 1 December 2020, on the basis of the automated information system “e-Fitouz”, a system will be created and launched, covering the entire chain “from field to export”.