Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) on November 12 decided to suspend the import of wheat from Ukraine.

Ukraine’s wheat containing Sitophilus granarius Linnaeus, the wheat weevil, which is subject to Vietnam’s plant quarantine, has been cited as the reason behind the decision, which will be put in place within 60 days.

The MARD assigned the Plant Protection Department to closely supervise imported batches of wheat during the time the decision has yet to take effect and informed Ukraine’s authorised plant quarantine agency for taking proper corrective measures.

The department will also examine and confirm corrective measures by Ukraine and report to the MARD.-VNA