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Grapes

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Country: Taiwan (TW)
Scientific Name: Vitis spp
Group: Fruit
End Use: Fresh
NPPO Details:
Bureau of Animal & Plant Health Inspection & Quarantine (BAPHIQ) Council of Agriculture
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.

Mixed consignments of different species of fresh fruits undergoing in transit and on shore cold treatment are not permitted by the Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine, Taiwan.

This is a protocol market. Detailed information is provided in the protocol and workplan available through MICoR Plants in the 'Documents' section. Access is restricted and requires a logon.

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).
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.


Packhouses (from fruit fly PFAs only) and treatment facilities are to be accredited by the department for the export of grapes to Taiwan.
 
The packhouse accreditation number/s (PFA only) must be entered into the "Shipping Marks" field of the EXDOC Request for Permit (RFP). The information must state: PACKHOUSE NO: XXXX.

The consignment must be exported within 14 days of certification.

TAIWAN TRANSHIPPING REQUIREMENTS

Consignments which are being transhipped through countries or districts where designated insects, mites, fungi, bacteria, viruses or nematodes occur shall be properly packed and secured in Australia in such a way that they shall not be in contact with any other consignment.

Plants and plant products exported by sea transport shall be transported in containers which are sealed and arrive in Taiwan with seals intact.
​Where applicable, the exporter is to provide evidence attesting to the endorsement and present it to the Authorised Officer at the time of inspection.

Treatment

Fruit sourced from outside fruit fly PFAs, or declared outbreak zones within PFAs, must be treated for Queensland fruit fly and/or Mediterranean fruit fly and are subject to onshore cold treatment or in-transit cold treatment. 

The following cold treatment parameters apply:

Cold treatment schedules

Fruit originating from the Greater Sunraysia region must be treated for Queensland fruit fly using the following cold treatment parameters:

Innermost fruit pulp temperature (degrees Celsius) - Exposure period (consecutive days):
  • 0 degrees Celsius or below for 13 days or more

OR

  • 0.56 degrees Celsius or below for 14 days or more

OR

  • 1.11 degrees Celsius or below for 18 days or more

OR

  • 1.67 degrees Celsius or below for 20 days or more

OR

  • 2.22 degrees Celsius or below 22 days or more

Fruit originating from all other mainland Australia regions must be treated for Mediterranean fruit fly using the following cold treatment parameters:

Innermost fruit pulp temperature (degrees Celsius) - Exposure period (consecutive days):
  • 1.11 degrees Celsius or below for 14 days or more

OR

  • 1.67 degrees Celsius or below for 16 days or more

OR

  • 2.22 degrees Celsius or below for 18 days or more

In-transit cold treatment

All fruit must be pre-cooled at or below the treatment temperature before loading.

For in-transit cold treatment consignments pre-cooling details must be included on the phytosanitary certificate. For RFPs select the treatment code "PRECOL" and insert the following text "AT OR BELOW X.X DEGREES CELSIUS" in the details section. The date in which pre-cooling occurred is to be entered into the Start and End Date fields (same date into both fields).

Onshore cold treatment

Onshore cold treatment can only be carried out at a Registered Establishment that is also accredited to treat fruit for Taiwan. Treatment will be monitored by an Authorised Officer with the appropriate job function.

Cold treatment, including loading of palletised fruit into the cold room, must be supervised by an Authorised Officer.

The name and registered establishment number of the accredited cold treatment facility must be entered in the "Lot number" section of the EXDOC Request For Permit (RFP) as: ONSHORE COLD TREATMENT AT <REGISTERED ESTABLISHMENT NAME> / <NUMBER>. There is to be no deviation from this text format.

The following treatment details are required on the phytosanitary certificate in the "Treatment" section:
  • treatment temperature, and
  • treatment duration (number of consecutive days).​

Additional Declaration/Endorsements

Option 1 (EXDOC Endorsement 1263)
1) A representative sample was inspected and found free of Mediterranean fruit fly (Ceratitis capitata) and Queensland fruit fly (Bactrocera tryoni), Western flower thrip (Frankliniella occidentalis),
2) The fruit has been sourced, packed, inspected and secured in the Riverland.
3) The fruit was neither produced nor packed in the Queensland fruit fly regulated areas.

Option 2 (EXDOC Endorsement 1264)
1) A representative sample was inspected and found free of Mediterranean fruit fly (Ceratitis capitata) and Queensland fruit fly (Bactrocera tryoni) before treatment was started,
2) A representative sample was inspected and found free of Western flower thrip (Frankliniella occidentalis),
3) Subject to in-transit cold sterilisation,
4) The fruit in this consignment has been secured against infestation by fruit flies during transport.

Option 3 (EXDOC Endorsement 1999)
1) A representative sample was inspected and found free of Mediterranean fruit fly (Ceratitis capitata) and Queensland fruit fly (Bactrocera tryoni) before treatment was started,
2) A representative sample was inspected and found free of Western flower thrip (Frankliniella occidentalis),
3) The fruit has undergone cold treatment prior to shipment,
4) The fruit in this consignment has been secured against infestation by fruit flies during transport.

Option 4 (EXDOC Endorsement 3401)
1) A representative sample was inspected and found free of Mediterranean fruit fly (Ceratitis capitata) and Queensland fruit fly (Bactrocera tryoni) and Western flower thrip (Frankliniella occidentalis),
2) The fruit has been sourced, packed, inspected and secured in Tasmania.

Reference

NPPO advice dated 19 July 2019

Latest updates

25/01/2021 - Update to import requirements - update to text related to fruit fly outbreak.
18/01/2020 - Update to endorsement - Additional line added  due to fruit fly outbreak.

Initial Uploaded: 29/07/2014
Reviewed Uploaded: 27/01/2021