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Apricot, Cherry, Nectarine, Peach, Plum

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Country: European Union (EU)
Scientific Name: Prunus spp.
Group: Fruit
End Use: Fresh
NPPO Details:
European Commission, Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety
Relevant Web Addresses:

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Export Criteria

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

General Requirements

​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.

 

Note:
 
 
  • 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):

  • Tasmania
AND

  • 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)
AND

  • 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.

Treatment

Treatment for fruit fly
Consignments sourced from outside a fruit fly PFA must undergo cold treatment or fumigation for fruit fly. 

 

Cold treatment for fruit fly

Consignments sourced from outside a fruit fly PFA must undergo cold treatment for fruit fly. Cold treatment can be conducted onshore prior to export, or in-transit.

Cold treatment: 3 degrees Celsius, or below, for 14 days.

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

 

Fumigation for fruit fly

Methyl bromide fumigation rate at either:
  • 18 g/m3 at ≥ 18°C for 5.5 hrs;

OR

  • 32 g/m3 at ≥ 21°C for 2 hrs;

OR

  • 40 g/m3 at ≥ 17°C for 2 hrs

​Details of treatment to be endorsed on the phytosanitary certificate in the treatment section.
 
The exporter is to provide evidence attesting to the treatment and present it to the Authorised Officer at the time of inspection. 

Additional Declaration/Endorsements

Option 1 (EXDOC Endorsement 5843)
1) This consignment complies with Annex VII, point 61 (b) of Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/2072, modified by the regulation 2021/2285 EU; the fruits originate in an area established by the Australian Government as being free from fruit flies (Tephritidae) as referred to in point 77 of table 3, Part A of Annex II.

Option 2 (EXDOC Endorsement 5844)
1) This consignment complies with Annex VII, point 61 (d) of Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/2072, modified by the regulation 2021/2285 EU; the fruits have been subjected to an effective post-harvest treatment to ensure freedom from fruit flies (Tephritidae) as referred to in point 77 of table 3, Part A of Annex II.

Option 3 (EXDOC Endorsement 5856)
1) This consignment complies with Annex VII, point 61 (d) of Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/2072, modified by the regulation 2021/2285 EU; the fruits will be subjected to an effective post-harvest treatment to ensure freedom from fruit flies (Tephritidae) as referred to in point 77 of table 3, Part A of Annex II, subject to in-transit cold treatment at 3 degrees Celsius for 14 days.

Reference

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/2072

Updated 23 December 2020 - QFly outbreak in Renmark West

Latest updates

16/05/2022 - Amended text for all endorsements to include modifications by the regulation 2021/2285 EU.
25/01/2021 - Update to import requirements - update to text related to fruit fly outbreak.

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