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Pears

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Country: New Zealand (NZ)
Scientific Name: Pyrus communis
Group: Fruit
End Use: Fresh
NPPO Details:
Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI)
Relevant Web Addresses:

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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.

Consignments must meet the requirements of the Export Plan for fresh produce from Australia to New Zealand. The Export Plan is available through Micor Plants in the 'Documents' section. Access is restricted and requires a logon.

 Exporters may choose to use the following contaminant tolerances during phytosanitary inspection as referred to in the Import Health Standard 152.02. The permitted tolerances are for a 600-unit sample.

  • 25g of soil
  • 12 leaves  
  • 8 regulated weed seeds
All pears exported to New Zealand must:

Have has a measure applied for fruit flies of economic importance of either:

  • sourced from a pest free area;

OR

Cold treatment (onshore or in-transit) at:

  • 0°C or below for 13 days or longer;

OR

  • 1°C ± 0.6°C or below for 16 days or longer

 

Fruit fly pest free areas (PFAs)​

The following areas are recognised as pest free areas for Queensland fruit fly (Bactrocera tryoni) and Mediterranean fruit fly (Ceratitis capitata):
  • Tasmania
AND
  • the Riverland region of South Australia (excluding the Renmark West, Monash, Cooltong, Pike River and Berri suspension areas)
AND
  • the Ord River Irrigation area of Western Australia.

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 West, Monash, Cooltong, Pike River and Berri suspension areas. Certificates presented as evidence must be issued after 13 March 2021.

Exporters sourcing fruit from the Western Australia PFA must present a State government certificate at the time of inspection.


Explanation of endorsements:

Explanations of EXDOC endorsement(s), and documents required for each endorsement are detailed in the 'Documents' section of Micor.

​Where applicable, the exporter is to provide evidence attesting to the endorsement and present it to the Authorised Officer at the time of inspection. or industry inspector (NZ only) at the time of inspection.  

Treatment

All treatments shall be carried out in accordance with the Export Plan.

​Details of treatment to be endorsed on the phytosanitary certificate in the treatment section.

 

Onshore cold treatment prior to export at:

  • 0°C or below for 13 days,

OR

  • 1°C (+/- 0.6°C) or below for 16 days

 Onshore cold treatment is to be shown on the Phytosanitary certificate as:

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

OR

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

OR

 

In-transit cold treatment completed before the consignment arrives in New Zealand:

  • 0°C or below for 13 days,

OR

  • 1°C (+/- 0.6°C) or below for 16 days

The proposed in-transit treatment schedule is to be shown on the Phytosanitary certificate as:

  • 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).

Important: 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 Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment to provide to New Zealand MPI.

 

Reconditioning

Reconditioning treatments with methyl bromide must be conducted in accordance with the Acceptance of offshore methyl bromide fumigation treatments, found in the documents section of Micor.

For reconditioning fumigation treatments to be recognised by New Zealand, they must be listed on the phytosanitary certificate in the treatment section using the EXDOC treatment code RE-CON.

It is at the exporter's discretion on whether or not to put a reconditioning treatment on the phytosanitary certificate.

See the New Zealand Export Plan for further details on reconditioning.

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

Conditions adjusted to reflect NZ Export Plan as of 25 February 2021.

Latest updates

30/07/2021 - Added 'Reconditioning' information.
06/05/2021 - Updated formatting.
24/02/2021 – Update to general requirements - As per NZ Export Plan
25/01/2021 - Update to import requirements - update to text related to fruit fly outbreak.

Initial Uploaded: 29/07/2014
Reviewed Uploaded: 30/07/2021