Pakistan requires devitalisation of canola and other contaminant seeds with methyl bromide fumigation at the following schedules: Option 1
Consignments are to be fumigated with methyl bromide before export at:
- 80 grm/m3 for 72 hours at 21 degrees Celsius or above;
- 88 grm/m3 for 72 hours at 16-20.9 degrees Celsius or above;
- 96 grm/m3 for 72 hours at 11-15.9 degrees Celsius or above;
The exporter is to provide evidence attesting to the treatment and present it to the Authorised Officer at the time of inspection.
Details of treatment to be endorsed on the phytosanitary certificate in the treatment section.
- 104 grm/m3 for 72 hours at 10-10.9 degrees Celsius or above.
OR Option 2
Consignments found to be free of live insects during phytosanitary inspection may be fumigated on arrival.
A phytosanitary certificate with no fumigation details will be issued when exporter opt to undertake fumigation on arrival.
- The department negotiated with Pakistan to allow treatment on arrival for consignments of canola found to be free of live insects during phytosanitary inspection. Australian consignments of canola found to be free of live insects by the Authorised Officer can be treated on-shore or on-arrival arrival with methyl bromide regardless of any statement on the import permit on on-arrival treatment with methyl bromide.
- Exporters are encouraged to contact the importers and discuss the on-arrival fumigation with methyl bromide approved by the Department of Plant Protection, Pakistan.
Exporters must contact the Grain and Seed Exports Program (firstname.lastname@example.org) requesting approval of this treatment option before proceeding.
Consignments must meet all phytosanitary requirements during loading.
Consignments are to be fumigated in-transit with phosphine at APVMA label rates. However, if provided with specific fumigation requirements from the Pakistan NPPO, the NPPO's requested rates take precedence over APVMA label rates.
A Certificate as to Condition (GX46) can be issued stating `The fumigation of [enter vessel name and voyage number] was conducted in-transit by a licensed fumigator in accordance with Australian label rates and the treatment certificate attached.'
For treatment which is undertaken in-transit, the licensed fumigator is to provide the Department prior to departure with:
- Permit issued by the APVMA allowing use of fumigant in-transit
- Monitoring probe locations and depths
- Fumigation monitoring points and locations
- Procedures for recording monitoring results
- Recirculation method
- Method of sealing holds during fumigation
- Method of clearing the fumigant from the consignment
- Method used to provide gas free certification
A treatment certificate from the licensed fumigator must be presented prior to the issuance of any government certificates and must contain:
- Dosage, temperature and duration of treatment in accordance with APVMA label rates
- Vessel name, destination and holds loaded
- Commodity and quantity
- Australian phytosanitary certificate number
- Signed by a licensed fumigator with contact details provided
Treatment details for treatment occurring off-shore will not be endorsed on the phytosanitary certificate.