Pears

Scientific Name
​Pyrus communis
Pears (Fruit)

New Zealand (NZ)

New Zealand (NZ)

​Pyrus communis
Pears

Fruit - Fresh No
NPPO details:
International Policy, Policy and Trade, Ministry for Primary Industries
Relevant web addresses:

Export Criteria

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

General Requirements

Consignments are to be free from pests, soil, weed seeds and extraneous material.

New Zealand prohibits the import of fruit fly host material from non fruit fly free areas within Australia unless it has been suitably treated in accordance with the arrangement between the New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries and the Department of Agriculture concerning the access of host material of fruit fly species of economic significance into New Zealand from Australia.

See the Australia - New Zealand Bilateral Quarantine Arrangement Systems Operation Manual (BQA SOM) for details, including a complete list of quarantine pests of concern to New Zealand. The BQA SOM is available through MICoR Plants in the 'Documents' section. Access is restricted and requires a logon.

Fruit fly pest free areas (PFA)
New Zealand recognises the following areas as being free from Queensland fruit fly (Bactrocera tryoni) and mediterranean fruit fly (Ceratis capitata):
  • Tasmania
  • the Riverland region of South Australia.
Fruit from outside PFAs requires treatment for fruit flies in accordance with the BQA SOM.

​Where applicable, the exporter is to provide evidence attesting to the endorsement and present it to the Authorised Officer at the time of inspection.


Explanation of endorsements

Endorsement 1575:
 
Applies to pears produced in fruit fly pest free areas.

Endorsement 1578:

Applies to pears produced outside fruit fly pest free areas, subject to cold treatment.


Treatment

All treatments shall be carried out in accordance with the Australia - New Zealand Bilateral Quarantine Arrangement Systems Operation Manual.

The exporter is to provide evidence attesting to the treatment and present it to the Authorised Officer at the time of inspection.

Cold treatment

Exporters have the option to carry out cold disinfestation treatments on-shore immediately prior to export or in-transit (which must be completed before the consignment arrives in New Zealand).

The following treatment schedules apply to onshore and intransit cold treatment:

  • Fruit Pulp Temperature 0 degrees Celsius or below for 13 days;

OR

  • Fruit Pulp Temperature 1 degree Celsius (+/- 0.6 degrees Celsius) for 16 days
 
Onshore cold treatment
 
Consignments subject to on-shore cold treatment must have the treatment endorsed on the Phytosanitary certificate as follows:

  • COLD TREATED AT 0 DEGREES CELSIUS OR BELOW FOR 13 DAYS; 

OR

  • COLD TREATED AT 1 DEGREE CELSIUS (+/- 0.6 DEGREES CELSIUS) FOR 16 DAYS

Intransit cold treatment

Consignments subject to in-transit cold treatment must have the proposed treatment endorsed on the Phytosanitary certificate as follows:
  • SUBJECT TO IN-TRANSIT COLD DISINFESTATION TREATMENT AT 0 DEGREES CELSIUS OR BELOW FOR 13 DAYS;

OR

  • SUBJECT TO IN-TRANSIT COLD DISINFESTATION TREATMENT AT 1 DEGREE CELSIUS (+/- 0.6 DEGREES CELSIUS) FOR 16 DAYS.

On the RFP select the treatment code 'INTRAN' and insert the selected treatment schedule as above in the details section. The date in which the container has been sealed is to be entered into the Start and End Date fields (same date into both fields).​

Note:
  • If the fruit temperature sensors have been calibrated to zero, an ITCT calibration certificate is not required.
  • if the fruit temperature sensors have not been calibrated to zero, the exporter is responsible for obtaining  an ITCT calibration certificate from the National Document Hub (NDH).


Additional Declaration/Endorsements

Option 1 (EXDOC Endorsement 1575)
1) The pears in this consignment have been inspected in accordance with appropriate official procedures and found to be free from any visually detectable quarantine pests, specified by the New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries,
2) The pears in this consignment have been treated in accordance with Appendix 2 of the Arrangement between the New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries and the Australian Department of Agriculture concerning the access of host material of fruit fly species of economic significance into New Zealand from Australia.

Option 2 (EXDOC Endorsement 1578)
1) The pears in this consignment have been inspected in accordance with appropriate official procedures and found to be free from any visually detectable quarantine pests, specified by the New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries,
2) The pears in this consignment have been treated in accordance with Appendix 5 of the Arrangement between the New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries and the Australian Department of Agriculture concerning the access of host material of fruit fly species of economic significance into New Zealand from Australia.


Reference

NPPO regulations


Initial Uploaded: 29/07/2014
Reviewed Uploaded: 09/04/2020