Mexico: Mexico to Revise Christmas Tree Requirements as 2016 Imports Fall

On December 15, 2016, Mexico’s Secretariat of Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT) published draft modifications to the regulation (NOM-013-SEMARNAT) establishing phytosanitary requirements for imported Christmas trees. Key changes include the addition of ten new quarantine pests. Mexico imported 709,336 Christmas trees during the 2016 season, primarily from Oregon. Importers report that high prices suppressed sales this season.

Mexico: Mexico to Revise Christmas Tree Requirements as 2016 Imports Fall