Importing requirements for member countries of the European Union are laid out in Regulation (EU) 2016/2031 of the European Parliament of The Council, and the accompanying Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/2072.
Individual member countries may choose to adopt or enforce additional requirements at their discretion. Exporters are responsible for independently verifying the importing country conditions with the importing NPPO. Known additional requirements will be published in individual country MICoR cases.
France does not accept electronically-produced phytosanitary certificates, and requires the hardcopy phytosanitary certificate to be manually signed and ink stamped by a departmental officer. Contact Assessment Services Group at PlantExportsNDH@agriculture.gov.au to confirm printing and collection of hard copy phytosanitary certificates.
Consignments are to be free from pests, soil, weed seeds and extraneous material.It is the exporter’s responsibility to ensure that the phytosanitary certificate is issued within 14 days of the consignment being exported from Australia.
Refer to the departure date and inspection date in the Request for Permit.Where applicable, the exporter is to provide evidence attesting to the endorsement and present it to the Authorised Officer at the time of inspection.
- Where official inspections of fruit is required it may be undertaken by a person who has suitable qualifications to perform the inspection and make an official declaration.
All fruit flies (Tephritidae), as referred to in the regulation 2021/2285 EU point 77 of table 3, Part A of Annex II, are of quarantine concern to the EU.
Fruit fly pest free areas (PFAs)
The following areas are recognised as pest free areas for non-European fruit flies (Tephritidae):
- the Riverland region of South Australia (excluding the Renmark, Renmark North, Renmark West, Renmark South, Pike River, Pike River West, Loxton, Loxton North (A), Loxton North (B), Loxton North (C), Waikerie, Paringa and Murtho suspension areas)
- the area south of -20° latitude within Western Australia, defined as the Greater Perth PFA including the local government zones of Northern Country, Avon-Midland, Great Eastern, Peel, Central Country, Southwest, Great Southern, Gascoyne, Murchison and Goldfields-Esperance.
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, Renmark North, Renmark West, Renmark South, Pike River, Pike River West, Loxton, Loxton North (A), Loxton North (B), Loxton North (C), Waikerie, Paringa and Murtho suspension areas. Certificates presented as evidence must be issued after 27 June 2022.
Product sourced outside these fruit fly PFAs must undergo treatment.