Viability of the HTFA Facility as a Treatment Option for the Export of Fruit Fly Host Commodities to NZ

The costs associated with transporting, treating and exporting fruit to New Zealand from Vanuatu are relatively expensive, although they are not at present considered to be too prohibitive to prevent exports of higher value products such as limes and eggplant. There are, however, a number of risks associated with this export pathway which at this time outweigh any potential benefits of its reestablishment.

Key words: lime, eggplant, papaya, fruit fly, fruit fly host, HTFA, methyl bromide fumigation, quarantine, biosecurity 

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