This is a protocol market, growers/orchards, packhouses and treatment facilities must meet the requirements outlined in the workplan and be accredited by the department for China. Only fruit sourced, packed and/or treated from accredited properties will be certified.
Protocols and workplans are available through MICoR Plants in the Documents section. Access is restricted and requires a logon.
Consignments are to be free from pests, soil, weed seeds and extraneous material.
An import permit is not required for export certification BUT is required by China on arrival.
- If an import permit is not available the phytosanitary certificate is to be issued with the import permit section completed as NOT SUPPLIED.
- If an import permit is provided in which the conditions vary from the protocol, please refer to the Horticulture Exports Program in Canberra before any further export activity is undertaken.
Fruit Fly Pest Free Areas
The General Administration of Customs of China (GACC) recognises all states and territories of Australia, except Western Australia, as being free of Mediterranean fruit fly (Ceratitis capitata).
GACC recognises the following areas as being free from both Queensland fruit fly (Bactrocera tryoni) and Mediterranean fruit fly (Ceratitis capitata):
- The state of Tasmania (excluding the Northern Tasmania Outbreak Zone)
Inspection of fruit from a PFA must be conducted in a registered export establishment located within the same pest free area.
- Recognition of the Northern Tasmania Outbreak Zone as a PFA is subject to the importing country NPPO.
- GACC have ceased recognition of the Riverland PFA for fruit exported from 1 January 2019.
Explanation of the endorsements:
Endorsement no 3578 applies to consignments exported under one of the following pathways:
- Product sourced from fruit fly PFA
- Onshore cold treatment
- Fumigation followed by onshore cold treatment.
Endorsement no 3579: Applies to consignments sourced from an area where Mediterranean fruit fly is known not to occur and the consignments are subject to in-transit cold treatment.
Endorsement no 3580 and no 1888: Applies to consignments sourced from areas where
Mediterranean fruit fly is known to occur, or where Mediterranean fruit fly area freedom
status has been suspended, and the consignments are subject to in-transit cold treatment.
The exporter is to provide evidence attesting to the treatment and present to the Authorised Officer at the time of inspection.
For apricots, each consignment must have 600 units drawn at export inspection, with 60 pieces of fruit cut per 600 drawn to verify absence of Codling Moth.
The packhouse accreditation number/s must be entered into the "shipping marks" section of the EXDOC Request for Permit (RFP) and be in the format of: P/HOUSE:SFXXXX-PCTXX
The onshore cold treatment registered establishment name and number where the onshore cold treatment was conducted must be entered in the "lot number" field of the EXDOC and be in the example format of: ONSHORE COLD TREATMENT AT ABC / 9999.
The fumigation and onshore cold treatment registered establishments name and number where the fumigation and onshore cold treatments were conducted must be entered in the "lot number" field of the EXDOC and be in the example format of: FUMIGATION AND ONSHORE COLD TREATMENTS AT ABC / 9999.