□ Following the continuous discovery of red imported fire ants inside 'landscape stone' loading containers imported from
China on April 24 and May 20*, the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (Minister Gae-ho Lee, hereinafter
MAFRA) said that it has strengthened the quarantine for 'Chinese landscape stone', which will come to effect from May 27.
cargo (3 landscape stone, 1 rubber tree seedling, 1 bamboo, and 1 vacuum cleaner).
stone' loaded containers to entire opening inspection.
more for 21 - 30, 10 or more for 31 - 50, 15 or more for 51 or more
shall be conducted after sterilization if the cargo owner accepts voluntary sterilization.
found from 'landscape stone' from other countries.
item has been designated to conduct quarantine as concerned item for pest and infectious disease.
to the quarantine headquarters in Gimcheon, Gyeongsangbuk-do after the initial diagnosis at the local headquarters, but in
the improved system, the confirmation will be made at the quarantine headquarters using imaging system after the initial
diagnosis at the local headquarters so that emergency measures can be made immediately.
confirmation will be saved from 3 - 4 hours to 1 hour.
inspection of quarantine item loading containers such as coconut shells that have high possibility of harmful ants,
inspection outside containers and loading sites of containers that transit high risk areas and monitoring inspection of
non-plant loading containers from Guangdong, China (collaboration of Korea Customs Service).
imported fire ants by adding them to quarantine targets through precise risk analysis.
such as red imported fire ants.