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   Quarantine treatment facilities to stakeholders in relation to both import and export

    (Heat treatment, fumigation with sulphuryl Fluoride. treatment with phostoxin, treatment with pesticides and fungicides for planting materials, hot water treatment for seeds)

​​  Heat Treatment​​

​​Heat treatment facilities are available at the Fort George Office, for the treatment of wooden packing materials such as pallets, crates, boxes, destined for export. 

The treatment is effected on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and the fees for heat treatment is Rs 300 per metre cube.

Procedures for heat treatment:
  1.      The exporters are requested to take an appointment at the Fort George office, by calling on the phone no. 242 8284 for treatment of their produce.  The following information are required​:

​      - Date of treatment

      - Items and volume to be treated
      - Contact person with phone no. 


​Payment is required prior to treatment and the consignment must arrive at NPPO Port-Louis, Fort-George Office on the day of treatment by 9.30 hours.

 It is the responsibility of the exporter/importer:

  1.    (i)  To bring the consignment to the heat treatment plant facility at Fort- George

  ​(ii)  To open, repack, load or unload consignment from heat treatment chamber.
  (iii)  To remove them after treatment and inspection as required by the NPPO

Sulphuryl fluoride treatment ​​​

SF treatment facility is offered at the Fort George office for the treatment of wooden articles destined for export or in the case of noncompliance to the phytosanitary import conditions of imported agricultural commodities. The treatment is carried out on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Fumigation treatment facilities for agricultural commodities/wood meant for export/import using Sulfury1 Fluoride (SF)  gas are available to exporter/importer at the fumigation  Plant Facility at Fort George Sub Office, Port Louis, Tel: 242 8284, Fax : 240 4479

 It is the responsibility of the exporter/importer:

 (i)  To bring the consignment to the fumigation plant facilities.
(ii)  To open, repack and load or unload consignment from fumigation chamber.
(iii)  To remove them after treatment and inspection as required by the NPPO

​Treatment with phostoxin


Fumigation of containers of cotton with phostoxin.

The collaboration of the Entomology Division is sought for fumigation with phostoxin of full containers of wood /wooden articles and fogging of agricultural machinery, in some specific cases of noncompliance to phytosanitary conditions at import.


(1)   Appointment is taken by the NPPO Office with the Entomology Division for the treatment
        of the  said agricultural commodity

(2)   A fee of Rs 500 is charged per container and the importer is requested to settle payment
        prior to treatment

(3)    The treatment will be undertaken for a period of 5 days at the Port Area

(4)    Following treatment, final release will be given by the NPPO Office.


Hot water treatment facilities

​Hot water treatment facilities are available free of charge to the planting community for the control of seed borne diseases for the following:

              - Tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum) - against tomato scab (Xanthomonas campestris pv vesicatoria) and tomato speck (Pseudomonas syringae pv tomato)

-  Chili (Capsicum spp) - against Xanthomonas campestris pv vesicatoria.

-  Cauliflower (Brassica oleracea var. botrytis) and Cabbage (Brassica oleracea) -    against black rot (Xanthomonas campestris pv campestris)

-  Brinjal (Solanum melongena) - against Phomopsis vexans

Planters wishing to mak​e use of this service are advised to contact
 the National Plant Protection Office, Réduit, Tel: 465 4902, Fax: 464 4874 during office hours for necessary arrangement.