Treatment is only to be endorsed on the phytosanitary certificate when the import permit specifically states this requirement. Consignments are to be fumigated with an appropriate fumigant at recommended manufacturer's requirements.
When an import permit is presented with no treatment requirement, a phytosanitary certificate will be issued without a treatment endorsement.
The exporter is to provide evidence attesting to the treatment and present it to the Authorised Officer at the time of inspection.
- When treatment is undertaken onshore prior to loading, details of treatment to be endorsed on the phytosanitary certificate in the treatment section.
- Treatment details for treatment occurring off-shore will not be endorsed on the phytosanitary certificate.
When an import permit allows in-transit phosphine fumigation, the licensed fumigator/exporter is to provide the department with:
- Permit issued by the APVMA allowing use of fumigant in-transit
- Monitoring probe locations and depths
- Fumigation monitoring points and locations
- Procedures for recording monitoring results
- Recirculation method
- Method of sealing holds during fumigation
- Method of clearing the fumigant from the consignment
- Method used to provide gas free certification.
A treatment certificate from a licensed fumigator must be presented prior to the issuance of any government certificates and must contain:
- Dosage, temperature and duration of treatment in accordance with Bangladeshi import conditions
- Vessel name, destination and holds loaded
- Commodity and quantity
- Signed by a licensed fumigator with contact details provided.
A Certificate as to Condition can be issued stating: "The phosphine fumigation of [enter vessel name and voyage number] was conducted in-transit by a licensed fumigator in accordance with Bangladesh import conditions".
- Refer to the import permit to determine the approved treatment options.
- In-transit phosphine fumigation can only be undertaken when stated on the import permit. The Authorised Officer must still inspect the consignment for compliance with all required tolerances including freedom from live injurious insects.