Import/export of common bean germplasm
Contributors to this page: CIAT, Colombia (Maritza Cuervo, Cesar Medina, Jose Luis Ramirez, Socorro Balcazar, Josefina Martinez, Daniel Debouck).
CIAT has a plant quarantine agreement with ICA (Instituto Colombiano Agropecuario) establishing guidelines to facilitate germplasm exchange. The agreement permits the transit of seed through customs and quarantine stations, according to the level of potential risk of introducing pests and diseases not yet reported in Colombia. ICA has established quarantine procedures to regulate the introduction of plant germplasm and for issuing of Phytosanitary Certificates.