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Grapes

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Country: Philippines (PH)
Scientific Name: Vitis vinifera
Group: Fruit
End Use: Fresh
NPPO Details:
Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Plant Industry, Manila
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Export Criteria

Criteria Criteria Required?
Import Permit Yes
Phytosanitary Certificate Yes
Additional Declaration/Endorsement Yes
Protocol Market  

General Requirements

There are additional requirements for this market outlined in the "Specific Commodity Understanding 2: Conditions for export of fruit fly host fruits from Australia to the Philippines". This is available through MICoR Plants in the Documents section. Access is restricted and requires a logon.

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

A copy of the import permit must be presented to an Authorised Officer at the time of inspection.

Inspection must be conducted in an insect proof space for all consignments treated preshipment (onshore cold treatment) to prevent reinfestation during inspection.

A 600 piece sample rate is to be applied per inspection lot.

All fruit in the sample cartons are to be removed, thoroughly inspected and any suspect fruit cut for examination for fruit fly eggs and larvae.

Quarantine pests of concern are:

  • Mediterranean fruit fly (Ceratitis capitata)
  • Queensland fruit fly (Bactrocera tryoni)
  • San Jose Scale (Quadraspidiotus perniciosus)
  • Oriental Fruit Moth (Cydia molesta)
  • Codling moth (Cydia pomonella).

Explanation of the endorsements

Endorsement 2484:

Applies to fruit exported from Tasmania.

Endorsement 2485:

Applies to fruit subject to in-transit cold treatment.

Endorsement 2486:

Applies to fruit subject to onshore cold treatment.

Treatment

The State of Tasmania is recognised by the Philippines Bureau of Plant Industries (BPI) as being a fruit fly pest free area (PFA). Fruit which is produced and packed in Tasmania does not require cold treatment, unless the product is sourced from areas under outbreak.

Fruit which is not sufficiently secured before leaving the PFA is subject to cold treatment conducted either onshore in Australia prior to export, or in-transit during transport via seafreight.

All grapes exported from the mainland are subject to mandatory cold treatment conducted either onshore or in-transit.

Cold treatment is to be supervised by an Authorised Officer with the appropriate job function.

All grapes from the southern and eastern mainland states of Australia must be treated against Queensland fruit fly (Bactrocera tryoni) according to the following schedule:

  • 12 days at 1 degree Celsius or below;

OR

  • 14 days at 3 degrees Celsius or below.

All grapes from Western Australia must be treated against Mediterranean fruit fly (Ceratitis capitata) according to the following schedule:

  • 12 days at 1.1 degrees Celsius or below;

OR

  • 16 days at 2.2 degrees Celsius or below;

OR

  • 20 days at 3.0 degrees Celsius or below.

Before treatment, temperature sensors must be calibrated. All "Calibration results" must read "0.0" degrees Celsius.
 
Onshore cold treatment

Onshore cold treatment must be carried out at cold treatment facilities approved by the Philippines BPI and be completed onshore prior to the fruit being loaded into shipping containers or air containers for export.

Temperature sensors must be placed under the supervision of an Authorised Officer (AO) with the appropriate job function. Verification that the treatment was successfully completed will be undertaken by the AO prior to export.

Temperature recording equipment must automatically record the temperature at least every two (2) hours for the duration of the treatment.

The exporter is to provide evidence attesting to the preshipment treatment (Onshore cold treatment) and to present to the Authorised Officer at the time of inspection.

The exporter is to also provide a printout of data downloaded from temperature monitors as evidence attesting to onshore cold treatment when requesting authorisation.

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

For electronic certification the registered establishment of the treatment facility number/s must be entered into the "lot numbers" section of the Request for Permit (RFP) in this format: COLD TREATMENT AT REGISTERED ESTABLISHMENT NAME / NUMBER

In-transit cold treatment

In-transit cold treatment commences as soon as the temperature probes record the required treatment temperature and continues until the required time is achieved.

Fruit must be pre-cooled to the target treatment temperature prior to loading.

Before treatment, temperature sensors must be calibrated to 0.0 degrees Celsius. All "Calibration results" must state "0.0" on the Calibration record.

The cold treatment schedule must be met before the vessel arrives at the approved Philippines port of entry.

Data from temperature monitors must be downloaded and the printout shall be made available to the Philippines Bureau of Plant Industries Officer at the point of arrival, who shall verify if the treatment was successfully completed.​

Additional Declaration/Endorsements

Option 1 (EXDOC Endorsement 2484)
1) A representative sample was inspected and found free of San Jose scale (Quadraspidiotus perniciosus), Oriental fruit moth (Cydia molesta) and Codling moth (Cydia pomonella),
2) The fruit has been grown and packed in Tasmania.

Option 2 (EXDOC Endorsement 2485)
1) A representative sample was inspected and found free of San Jose scale (Quadraspidiotus perniciosus), Oriental fruit moth (Cydia molesta) and Codling moth (Cydia pomonella),
2) The fruit is subject to in-transit cold treatment for Queensland fruit fly (Bactrocera tryoni) and Mediterranean fruit fly (Ceratitis capitata) as agreed between BPI and Department of Agriculture.

Option 3 (EXDOC Endorsement 2486)
1) A representative sample was inspected and found free of San Jose scale (Quadraspidiotus perniciosus), Oriental fruit moth (Cydia molesta) and Codling moth (Cydia pomonella).

Reference

NPPO import conditions​

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