“Fruit flies present a major challenge to international trade, because if they are detected in fruits, trade may be stopped. That is why a set of International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPMs) on fruit flies has been developed and recently reorganized. When a country wants to export fruit, this set of standards can help facilitate the process.
The standards that are related to fruit flies includes:
Through the implementation of these standards, countries protect plant resources from fruit fly pests while, at the same time ensuring the application of justified measures that facilitate safe trade.