Share your thoughts: Consultation on the pest risk management options for regulating Cydalima perspectalis, box tree moth (BTM), in Canada
Current status: Open
This consultation is open from August 5, 2022 to September 3, 2022
About the consultation
Cydalima perspectalis, box tree moth, is a serious pest of Buxus spp. (boxwood), a woody ornamental plant that, although not native to North America, represents an estimated annual value of $40 million to the Canadian nursery sector.
The CFIA is proposing to add Cydalima perspectalis, Box Tree Moth, to the list of federally regulated plant pests, to establish a regulated area for all of Ontario, and to implement import restrictions for Buxus spp. plants. Risk management document RMD-22-02 summarizes the pest risk assessment and presents 3 options for regulating this pest.
The CFIA has submitted a notification to the World Trade Organization (WTO) of the proposed changes to the regulation of this pest in Canada.
Join in: how to participate
- Read the pest risk management proposal for the regulation of Cydalima perspectalis in Canada
- Send an email with your ideas or comments to make yourself heard
Who is the focus of this consultation
All groups that are interested in plant health, including:
- the nursery industry
- plant importers, distributors and retailers
- industry associations
- other government departments
- international trading partners
All comments are welcome from industry, governments, the public, or other organizations or individuals.
Key themes for discussion
The CFIA is seeking feedback on the 3 risk management proposals
- no federal regulation
- establishment of a localized regulated area in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and Niagara peninsula, or
- establishment of a regulated area for the province of Ontario (recommended option)
- Box tree moth – Cydalima perspectalis (Walker)
- Box tree moth – Cydalima perspectalis (Walker) – Fact sheet
- List of pests regulated by Canada
- Invasive species
Your opinion counts!
To submit your ideas, questions, comments, or to request a copy of RMD-22-02, send an email to: email@example.com
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