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Orange, Mandarin, Lemon, Lime, Grapefruit

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Country: Bangladesh (BD)
Scientific Name: Citrus spp
Group: Fruit
End Use: Fresh
NPPO Details:
Ministry of Agriculture, Department of Agricultural Extension, Plant Protection Wing (Plant Quarantine), People's Republic of Bangladesh
Relevant Web Addresses:
​​www.dae.gov.bd​

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Export Criteria

Criteria Criteria Required?
Import Permit Yes
Phytosanitary Certificate Yes
Additional Declaration/Endorsement Yes
Protocol Market No

General Requirements

Bangladesh's current Plant Quarantine Rules permits the following export pathways:

1. Product sourced from a fruit fly pest free area (PFA);

OR
 
2. Product sourced from outside a fruit fly PFA must undergo onshore cold treatment, followed by refrigeration during transit.

In-transit cold treatment is currently not permitted. 
The Horticulture Exports Program is in the process of requesting in-transit cold treatment with the Bangladesh NPPO.

Consignments are to be free from pests, soil, weed seeds and extraneous material. 
Fruit is to be free of leaves and peduncles.

The Import permit number must be quoted in the phytosanitary certificate.

Prior to export the consignment must be inspected and declared free from injurious pests and diseases or has been treated by effective fumigation or other treatment and found free from injurious insect pests and diseases.

Fruit fly pest free areas (PFAs)

The following areas are recognised as pest free areas for Queensland fruit fly (Bactrocera tryoni) and Mediterranean fruit fly (Ceratitis capitata):

  • Tasmania
AND
  • the Riverland region of South Australia (excluding the Renmark West, Monash, Cooltong, Pike River and Berri suspension areas).

Exporters sourcing fruit from the Riverland must present a State government certificate at the time of inspection which states all fruit was sourced from properties outside the Renmark West, Monash, Cooltong, Pike River and Berri suspension areas. Certificates presented as evidence must be issued after 13 March 2021.


The above pest free areas are also recognised as free from Northern Territory fruit fly (Bactrocera aquilonis), Jarvis fruit fly (Bactrocera jarvisi), and Lesser Queensland fruit fly (Bactrocera neohumeralis).

All consignments using solid wood packing material must comply with ISPM-15.

All packing materials such as hay, straw, chaff etc. are to be sterilised and free from soil particles. Evidence of sterilisation is to be presented to the authorised officer at time of inspection.

Exporter to provide evidence attesting to the endorsement and present to the Authorised Officer at time of inspection.

Explanation of endorsements

Endorsement 1678:
- Fruit sourced from Tasmania or the Riverland of South Australia which are recognised as free from fruit flies. Exporter to provide evidence that the fruit was sourced from either Tasmania or the Riverland.
Fruits are subject to intransit cold refrigeration. 

Endorsement 5940: 
- Fruit has undergone cold treatment. Exporter to provide evidence attesting to the treatment and present to the authorised officer at time of inspection.
Fruits are subject to intransit cold refrigeration.

Treatment

Exporter to provide evidence attesting to the treatment and present to the authorised officer at time of inspection.

Details of treatment to be endorsed on the Phytosanitary certificate in the treatment section.

Fruit must also be refrigerated while in transit. Refrigeration is the responsibility of the exporter.

Onshore cold treatment (followed by refrigeration during transit)
Preshipment cold treatment against Queensland fruit fly and Mediterranean fruit fly. Preshipment cold treatment schedules:

For areas where Queensland fruit fly is present:
  • 0.0 degrees Celsius or below for 13 days;
OR
  • 0.55 degrees Celsius or below for 14 days;
OR
  • 1.1 degrees Celsius or below for 18 days.


 

For areas where Mediterranean fruit fly is present:
 

 

 

  • 0.0 degrees Celsius or below for 10 days;
OR

 

 

  •  
    0.55 degrees Celsius or below for 11 days;

 

OR
  • 1.1 degrees Celsius or below for 12 days.

Additional Declaration/Endorsements

Option 1 (EXDOC Endorsement 1678)
1) The fruit of this consignment was produced in Tasmania or the Riverland which is recognised as free from Queensland fruit fly (Bactrocera tryoni), Mediterranean fruit fly (Ceratitis capitata), Northern Territory fruit fly (Bactrocera aquilonis), Jarvis fruit fly (Bactrocera jarvisi), Lesser Queensland fruit fly (Bactrocera neohumeralis),
2) A representative sample was inspected and found free of Light brown apple moth (Epiphyas postvittana), Aucuba scale (Aspidiotus nerii), Citrus black spot (Guignardia citricarpa), Scarlet mealybug (Pseudococcus calceolariae) and Citrus snow scale (Unaspis citri),
3) The fruit will be subjected to in-transit cold refrigeration.

Option 2 (EXDOC Endorsement 5940)
1) A representative sample was inspected and found free of Light brown apple moth (Epiphyas postvittana), Aucuba scale (Aspidiotus nerii), Citrus black spot (Guignardia citricarpa), Scarlet mealybug (Pseudococcus calceolariae) and Citrus snow scale (Unaspis citri),
2) The fruit will be subjected to in-transit cold refrigeration.

Reference

Plant Quarantine Rules
Updated 23 December 2020 - QFly outbreak in Renmark West

Latest updates

24/12/2020 - Update to import requirements - update to text related to fruit fly outbreak

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Initial Uploaded: 28/11/2016
Reviewed Uploaded: 27/01/2021