According to the Directorate-General for Food and Veterinary (DGAV): "An audit by the Thai Department of Agriculture took place from the 18th to the 21st of September as part of the ongoing negotiation process for the establishment of a phytosanitary protocol between the DGAV and the Thai counterpart service".

In this context, the Thai audit team visited orchards and fruit centers in the West region, accompanied by DGAV and the Regional Directorate of Agriculture and Fisheries of Lisbon and Vale do Tejo.