This is a protocol market, workplans are available through MICoR Plants in the Documents section. Access is restricted and requires a logon.
Growers/orchards, packhouses and treatment facilities must be accredited for China. Only fruit sourced, packed and/or treated from an accredited property will be certified.
Consignments are to be free from pests, soil, weed seeds and extraneous material.
A 600 piece sample rate is to be applied per consignment.
An import permit is not required to be sighted at either inspection or issuance of export certification BUT is required by China on arrival.
If the 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.
- Fruit sourced from outside a recognised PFA must undergo fumigation or cold disinfestation treatment.
Explanation of endorsements
Applies to consignments that originate from Tasmania (excluding the Northern Tasmania Outbreak Zone).
Applies to consignments that have been subject to fumigation or onshore cold treatment.
Endorsement 2466 and 2467:
Applies to consignments that originate from Western Australia that will be subject to in-transit cold treatment.
Applies to consignments that originate from all states outside of Western Australia and Tasmania (excluding the Northern Tasmania Outbreak Zone) that will be subject to in-transit cold treatment.
The registered packhouse number must be entered into the "Shipping marks" section of the EXDOC Request for Permit (RFP) and in the example format of "PACKHOUSE NO: XXXX".