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French Polynesia (PF)

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1. Precondition for market access

1.1 Establishment listing

Initial listing procedure for edible productsRequired?
Departmental export registrationYes
Establishment listing for French Polynesia
No
 1.2 Access for products for human consumption
ProductAccess?
FinfishYes
BivalvesYes
CrustaceansYes
EchinodermsYes
GastropodsYes
CephalopodsYes
TunicatesYes
CrocodileYes

1.3 Access for non-prescribed goods

ProductAccess?
Technical products pharmaceutical materialNo agreed certification
Rendered productsNo agreed certification
Crocodile skins and hidesNo agreed certification
ShellsNo agreed certification

Non-prescribed goods are not regulated by the Export Control (Fish and Fish Products) Orders 2005.

Furthermore, the Orders do not apply to:

  • liquid fish products exported in a consignment of no more than 10 litres
  • dried fish and dried fish products (other than dried abalone) exported in a consignment of no more than 2 kilograms
  • fish and fish products (other than liquid fish and dried abalone) exported in a consignment of no more than 10 kilograms.
However, the Department may provide an export certificate if one is required by the importing country competent authority.

1.4 Australian products that do not meet French Polynesian official requirements

Whole and/or live oyster species susceptible to infection with Bonamia exitiosa sourced from Victoria are not eligible to be exported to French Polynesia.

Susceptible oyster species include Australian mud oyster (Ostrea angasi), Chilean flat oyster (Ostrea chilensis), European flat oyster (Ostrea edulis) and oyster (Ostrea stentina).

1.5 Premises and equipment

French Polynesia has no known additional requirements for premises and equipment that differ from those required in the Export Control (Fish and Fish Products) Orders 2005, with particular reference to Schedule 3.

2. Operational requirements

2.1 General operational requirements

French Polynesia has no known additional requirements for specific operations that differ from those required in the Export Control (Fish and Fish Products) Orders 2005, with particular reference to Schedule 4.

2.2 Microbial and residue sampling, and maximum acceptable limits

French Polynesia has no known additional requirements for microbial sampling of fish and fish products that differ from those required in the Export Control (Fish and Fish Products) Orders 2005, with particular reference to Schedule 6.

3. Harvesting and processing

3.1 Sourcing of fish and fish products

French Polynesia has no known additional requirements for sourcing of fish and fish products that differ from those required by the Export Control (Fish and Fish Products) Orders 2005, with particular reference to Schedule 5.

3.2 Sourcing, slaughter and post-mortem inspection of crocodiles

French Polynesia has no agreed requirements for the slaughter and postmortem inspection of crocodiles.

3.3 Refrigeration, transfer and loadout

French Polynesia has no known additional requirements for refrigeration, transfer and loadout that differ from those required by the Export Control (Fish and Fish Products) Orders 2005.

4. Production for human consumption

4.1 Fish and fish products

Tunicates

French Polynesia has no known additional requirements for the production of tunicates that differ from those required by the Export Control (Fish and Fish Products) Orders 2005.

Cephalopods

French Polynesia has no known additional requirements for the production of cephalopods that differ from those required by the Export Control (Fish and Fish Products) Orders 2005.

Bivavles

French Polynesia has no known additional requirements for the production of bivalves that differ from those required by the Export Control (Fish and Fish Products) Orders 2005.

Crocodile

French Polynesia has no known additional requirements for the production of crocodile meat that differ from those required by the Export Control (Fish and Fish Products) Orders 2005.

Echinoderms

French Polynesia has no known additional requirements for the production of echinoderms that differ from those required by the Export Control (Fish and Fish Products) Orders 2005.

Crustaceans
Prawns

Prawns can be exported cooked or raw, in accordance with the conditions outlined in French Polynesia’s importing requirements.

For cooked/pasteurised/sterilised product, information regarding the required treatment parameters can be found in the OIE Aquatic Animal Health Code. Please note that Australian prawn products are required to comply with the thermal treatments listed under the OIE diseases for prawns that are present in Australia.

Prawn products which originate from a country other than Australia, must be treated in accordance with the thermal treatments listed under the OIE diseases present in the country of origin. For countries declared free from all of the OIE listed diseases for prawns, the minimal thermal treatment for prawn/shrimp products exported to French Polynesia is 60°C for at least one minute.

Finfish

French Polynesia has no known additional requirements for the production of finfish that differ from those required by the Export Control (Fish and Fish Products) Orders 2005.

Gastropods

French Polynesia has no known additional requirements for the production of gastropods that differ from those required by the Export Control (Fish and Fish Products) Orders 2005

5. Production of non-prescribed goods

5.1 Non-prescribed goods

Shells

Shells are non-prescribed goods and are not regulated by the Export Control (Fish and Fish Products) Orders 2005.

Rendered products

Rendered products are non-prescribed goods and are not regulated by the Export Control (Fish and Fish Products) Orders 2005.

Crocodile skins and hides

Crocodile skins and hides are non-prescribed goods and are not regulated by the Export Control (Fish and Fish Products) Orders 2005.

Technical products and pharmaceutical material

No agreed certification. Please contact import officials to confirm importing country requirements.

6. Labelling, use-by date, trade description and shipping marks (port marks)

6.1 Labelling and trade description

Prawns

Raw prawns exported to French Polynesia for retail sale are required to including the following statement on the product label:

“Ne pas utiliser comme appât pour la pêche" (Do not use as fishing baits)

6.2 Use-by date and/or shelf life restrictions

French Polynesia has no known specific requirements for use-by dates and/or shelf life restrictions in addition to Departmental-administered legislation.

6.3 Shipping marks (port marks)

French Polynesia has no known specific requirements for shipping marks (port marks).

7. Documentation requirements for products for human consumption

7.1 Finfish

Finfish susceptible to EHN and/or EUS

For finfish susceptible to Epizootic Haematopoietic Necrosis (EHN) and/or Epizootic Ulcerative Syndrome (EUS), use an FX46 Certificate as to Condition with endorsement 4576.

For information on susceptible species, please refer to Diseases of finfish

The FX46 Certificate as to Condition contains the following attestations:

I hereby certify that to the best of my knowledge the conditions or restrictions applicable under the particular inspection system prescribed in Regulations or Orders under the Export Control Act 1982 have been complied with in respect of the prescribed goods described above, being goods that are;

  1. In sound condition
  2. Fit for human consumption
  3. Of Australian origin
Endorsement 4576 – Susceptible to EHN and/or EUS

The above products originate from Australia which is a country free from koi herpesvirus, red sea bream iridoviral disease and spring viraemia of carp;

Redfin perch (Perca fluviatilis) and rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) and any other susceptible species for epizootic haematopoietic necrosis, infection with Aphanomyces invadans referred to in the Aquatic Manual other than fillets or steaks;

  • either have been heat sterilised hermetically sealed (i.e. a heat treatment at 121°C for at least 3.6 minutes or any time/temperature equivalent);
  • either have been pasteurised fish products that have been subjected to heat treatment at 90°C for ten minutes (or any time/temperature  equivalent which has been demonstrated to inactivate EHNV);
  • either have been mechanically dried eviscerated (i.e. a heat treatment at 100°C for at least 30 minutes or any time/temperature equivalent which has been demonstrated to inactivate EHNV).
Finfish not susceptible to EHN and/or EUS

For finfish not susceptible to Epizootic Haematopoietic Necrosis (EHN) and/or Epizootic Ulcerative Syndrome (EUS), use an FX46 Certificate as to Condition with endorsement 4575.

For information on susceptible species, please refer to Diseases of finfish

The FX46 Certificate as to Condition contains the following attestations:

I hereby certify that to the best of my knowledge the conditions or restrictions applicable under the particular inspection system prescribed in Regulations or Orders under the Export Control Act 1982 have been complied with in respect of the prescribed goods described above, being goods that are;

  1. In sound condition
  2. Fit for human consumption
  3. Of Australian origin
Endorsement 4575 – Not susceptible to EHN and/or EUS

The above products:

  1. originate from Australia which is a country monitored under an official fish surveillance programme implemented in accordance with the procedures described in the Aquatic Animal Health Code of the World Organisation for Animal Health
  2. originate from Australia which is a country free from Gyrodactylosis, Infectious Haematopoietic Necrosis, Infectious Salmon Anaemia, Koi Herpes Virus, Red Sea Bream Iridoviral Disease, Spring Viraemia of Carp and Viral Haemorrhagic Septicaemia
  3. have not been harvested in emergency situations because of the suspected or confirmed presence of a communicable disease.

7.2 Bivalves

For bivalves, use an FX46 Certificate as to Condition with endorsement 4577.

The FX46 Certificate as to Condition contains the following attestations:

I hereby certify that to the best of my knowledge the conditions or restrictions applicable under the particular inspection system prescribed in Regulations or Orders under the Export Control Act 1982 have been complied with in respect of the prescribed goods described above, being goods that are;

  1. In sound condition
  2. Fit for human consumption
  3. Of Australian origin
Endorsement 4577 – Bivalve Molluscs

The above bivalve molluscans originate from Australia which is a country free from infections with Bonamia ostreae and Marteilia refringens.

Australian mud oyster (Ostrea angasi), Chilean flat oyster (Ostrea chilensis), European flat oyster (Ostrea edulis) and oyster (Ostrea stentina) originate from zones or compartments free from infection with Bonamia exitiosa or have been at least partially de-shelled.

The animals originate from a harvest area approved by the competent authority and subjected to an official shellfish monitoring program.

Exports may only occur from harvest areas and production establishment approved by the competent authority.

For live Pacific Oysters (Crassostrea gigas), the animals originate from a harvest area that is open for harvest at the time of harvesting and free from abnormal molluscan mortality.

7.3 Crustaceans

Prawns

For prawns, use an FX46 Certificate as to condition with endorsement 4578.

Raw prawns can be exported to French Polynesia under this certificate for retail sale, providing they are prepared accordingly and are not being exported for fishing bait.

The FX46 Certificate as to Condition contains the following attestations:

I hereby certify that to the best of my knowledge the conditions or restrictions applicable under the particular inspection system prescribed in Regulations or Orders under the Export Control Act 1982 have been complied with in respect of the prescribed goods described above, being goods that are;

  1. In sound condition
  2. Fit for human consumption
  3. Of Australian origin
Additional endorsement 4578 - Prawns

 The above shrimps and/or prawns have been:

  1. deheaded, peeled (except for the last segment of the carapace and telson), processed (breaded or marinated or prepared as dim sum, spring rolls, samosas or other types of finger food) and packaged for retail sale or;
  2. cooked, pasteurised or sterilised in accordance with the OIE Aquatic Animal Health Code.
Crustaceans excluding prawns

For crustaceans, excluding prawns, use an FX46 Certificate as to condition with endorsement 4579.

The FX46 Certificate as to Condition contains the following attestations:

I hereby certify that to the best of my knowledge the conditions or restrictions applicable under the particular inspection system prescribed in Regulations or Orders under the Export Control Act 1982 have been complied with in respect of the prescribed goods described above, being goods that are;

  1. In sound condition
  2. Fit for human consumption
  3. Of Australian origin
Additional endorsement 4579 - Crustaceans excluding prawns

The above products:

  1. originate from Australia which is a country monitored under an official crustacean surveillance programme implemented in accordance with the procedures described in the Aquatic Animal Health Code of the World Organisation for Animal Health;
  2. originate from Australia which is a country free from Taura syndrome, white spot disease, yellowhead disease and necrotising hepatopancreatitis; and
  3. have not been harvested in emergency situations because of the suspected or confirmed presence of a communicable disease.

7.4 Echinoderms

For echinoderms, use an FX46 Certificate as to Condition.

The FX46 Certificate as to Condition contains the following attestations:

I hereby certify that to the best of my knowledge the conditions or restrictions applicable under the particular inspection system prescribed in Regulations or Orders under the Export Control Act 1982 have been complied with in respect of the prescribed goods described above, being goods that are;

  1. In sound condition
  2. Fit for human consumption
  3. Of Australian origin

7.5 Gastropods

For gastropods, use an FX46 Certificate as to Condition.

The FX46 Certificate as to Condition contains the following attestations:

I hereby certify that to the best of my knowledge the conditions or restrictions applicable under the particular inspection system prescribed in Regulations or Orders under the Export Control Act 1982 have been complied with in respect of the prescribed goods described above, being goods that are;

  1. In sound condition
  2. Fit for human consumption
  3. Of Australian origin
Additional endorsement 5207 - Gastropods

The above products originate from Australia which is a country free from infection with Xenohaliotis californiensis.

Haliotis diversicolor (subspecies aquatilis and supertexta), Haliotis laevegata, H. rubra and hybrids of H. laevegata x H. rubraabalones have been:

  • either heat sterilised hermetically sealed (i.e. a heat treatment at 121˚C for at least 3.6 minutes or any time/temperature equivalent) ;
  • either mechanically dried (i.e. a heat treatment at 100˚C for at least 30 minutes or any time/temperature equivalent which has been demonstrated to inactivate AbHV).

7.6 Cephalopods

For cephalopods, use an FX46 Certificate as to Condition.

The FX46 Certificate as to Condition contains the following attestations:

I hereby certify that to the best of my knowledge the conditions or restrictions applicable under the particular inspection system prescribed in Regulations or Orders under the Export Control Act 1982 have been complied with in respect of the prescribed goods described above, being goods that are;

  1. In sound condition
  2. Fit for human consumption
  3. Of Australian origin

7.7 Tunicates

For tunicates, use an FX46 Certificate as to Condition.

The FX46 Certificate as to Condition contains the following attestations:

I hereby certify that to the best of my knowledge the conditions or restrictions applicable under the particular inspection system prescribed in Regulations or Orders under the Export Control Act 1982 have been complied with in respect of the prescribed goods described above, being goods that are;

  1. In sound condition
  2. Fit for human consumption
  3. Of Australian origin

7.8 Crocodiles

For crocodile meat, use an FX46 Certificate as to Condition with endorsement 4641.

The FX46 Certificate as to Condition contains the following attestations:

I hereby certify that to the best of my knowledge the conditions or restrictions applicable under the particular inspection system prescribed in Regulations or Orders under the Export Control Act 1982 have been complied with in respect of the prescribed goods described above, being goods that are;

  1. In sound condition
  2. Fit for human consumption
  3. Of Australian origin
Endorsement 4641 - Crocodile

The above products have been eviscerated prior to export.

8. Documentation requirements for non-prescribed goods

8.1 Technical products and pharmaceutical material

There is no agreed certification for import of technical products and pharmaceutical materials into French Polynesia. The Department may not be able to intervene in the event of a detained consignment.

Exporters should check import requirements with their importer or the importing country competent authority prior to shipping any technical products or pharmaceutical material.

8.2 Rendered products

There is no agreed certification for import of rendered products into French Polynesia. The Department may not be able to intervene in the event of a detained consignment.

Exporters should check import requirements with their importer or the importing country competent authority prior to shipping any rendered products.

8.3 Crocodile skins and hides

There is no agreed certification for import of crocodile skins and hides into French Polynesia. The Department may not be able to intervene in the event of a detained consignment.

Exporters should check import requirements with their importer or the importing country competent authority prior to shipping any crocodile skins and hides.

8.4 Shells

There is no agreed certification for import of shells into French Polynesia. The Departmentmay not be able to intervene in the event of a detained consignment.

Exporters should check import requirements with their importer or the importing country competent authority prior to shipping any shells.

9. Shipping and airfreight requirements

10. Port-of-entry clearance inspection and testing

11. Definitions

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