Consignments are to be free from live storage pests, soil and extraneous material.
An import permit is not required for export certification but is required by China on arrival.
Original and official translation of the Import permit must be presented to the Department of Agriculture Authorised Officer at the time of making the appointment.
Test results for the presence of Barley stripe mosaic virus from an accredited seed laboratory in the consignment must be provided with the Request for Permit (Notice of Intention to Export Prescribed Goods) when submitted to the Department of Agriculture.
Wheat eyespot (Pseudocercosporella herpotrichoides) does not require supporting evidence to be certified as it is not on the seed export pathway.
Phytosanitary sampling and inspection procedures undertaken by Authorised Officers address the additional declaration statement pertaining to nil tolerance for Trogoderma spp. in inspected samples.
The other pests and weed seeds of quarantine concern to China include; Solenopsis invicta (Red imported fire ant), Cernuella virgata (Vineyard snail), Cochlicella acuta (Pointed snail), Ambrosia artemisiifolia (Common ragweed), Avena ludoviciana (Winter wild oats), Avena sterilis (Winter wild oats), Bromus rigidus (Rigid brome), Centaurea repens (Russian knapweed), Emex australis (Doublegee,Three-cornered Jack, Spiny emex), Lactuca serriola (Prickly lettuce), Lolium temulentum (Darnel grass), Sorghum halepense (Johnson grass) and Xanthium spinosum (Bathurst burr).
For a phytosanitary certificate to be issued, sampling and inspection will be undertaken by an Authorised Officer as per the Plant Export Operation Manual (PEOM) and relevant work instructions. As well, the exporter must minimise or demonstrate that the presence of the pests of quarantine concern to China has been minimised in accordance with the following:
1. The exporter is to provide a laboratory analysis certificate from an accredited seed laboratory to the Authorised Officer at the time of making an appointment for inspection, attesting the weed seeds and other pests of quarantine concern to China comply with the Weed Seeds Minimisation Procedures requirements. The laboratory analysis will be based on a representative, composite sample of the lot(s) that will be used to make up the consignment.
2. The Authorised Officer conducts the visual inspection for weed seeds and other pests of quarantine concern to China at the same time as undertaking the standard inspection in accordance with the Weed Seeds Minimisation Procedures requirements, the Plant Export Operation Manual (PEOM) and relevant work instructions.
3. A combination of 1 and 2. This may apply, for example, where lots with laboratory analysis certificates are not of sufficient tonnage to complete loading.
The exporter should inform the Authorised Officer at the time of making an appointment for inspection, the approach that they will apply and if appropriate, provide the laboratory analysis certificate.