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Avocado

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Country: Thailand (TH)
Scientific Name: Persea americana
Group: Fruit
End Use: Fresh
NPPO Details:
Plant Protection Research & Development Office, Department of Agriculture
Relevant Web Addresses:

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Export Criteria

Criteria Criteria Required?
Import Permit Yes
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 Thailand Department of Agriculture.
 
This is a protocol market, growers/orchards, packhouses and treatment facilities must meet the requirements outlined in the protocol and be accredited by the department. Only fruit sourced, packed and/or treated from accredited properties will be certified. 
 
The protocol is available through MICoR Plants in the Documents section. Access is restricted and requires a logon.
 
The Thailand Ministry of Public Health, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requires packhouses to implement good practice requirements. Further information regarding these requirements can be found here.

 

Original and official translation of the import permit must be presented to the Authorised Officer at the time of inspection.

Avocados are permitted to be exported to Thailand from:
  • the recognised fruit fly pest free area of the Riverland region of South Australia, (excluding the Renmark West suspension area),
  • New South Wales
  • Queensland
  • South Australia
  • Victoria 
  • Western Australia - subject to treatment.
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 suspension area.

For consignments exported via sea transport, the Authorised Officer must place a numbered seal on all sea freight containers. The seal number must be noted on the phytosanitary certificate.

The packhouse accreditation number/s must be entered into the "Shipping Marks" field of the EXDOC Request for Permit (RFP) as: PACKHOUSE NO: XXXX.
There is to be no deviation from this text format.

​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 recognised fruit fly pest free areas do not require treatment. This area is: Riverland region of South Australia.

Fruit sourced from outside fruit fly pest free areas, or declared outbreak zones within PFAs, in: 
  • New South Wales (NSW)
  • Queensland (QLD) 
  • South Australia (SA)
  • Victoria (VIC)
Must be treated for Northern Territory fruit fly, Queensland fruit fly, Lesser Queensland fruit fly and Jarvis fruit fly and are subject to onshore cold treatment or in-transit cold treatment. 

The following cold treatment parameters apply:
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 Western Australia 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:
In-transit cold treatment may be carried out partly as a pre-shipment treatment commencing in Australia and completed in-transit. In the event of treatment failure, treatment may be completed on arrival.

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

Temperature sensors must be placed under supervision of an Authorised Officer. Only an Authorised Officer with the appropriate job function can authorise the completion of a treatment.

The name and number of the Export Registered Establishment and the room number where onshore cold treatment was conducted must be entered in the 'Lot number' field (a free text field) of the EXDOC Request For Permit (RFP) as:

  • ONSHORE COLD TREATMENT AT <REGISTERED ESTABLISHMENT NAME> / <REGISTERED ESTABLISHMENT NUMBER> - <APPROVED ROOM 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
  • Treatment duration (number of consecutive days).

Additional Declaration/Endorsements

Option 1 (EXDOC Endorsement 2517)
1) The consignment of avocado fruit has been produced and prepared for export in accordance with the conditions for import of avocado fruit from Australia to Thailand,
2) The consignment of avocado fruit has been produced in Riverland area in the state of South Australia which is a pest free area for Northern Territory fruit fly (Bactrocera aquilonis), Jarvis fruit fly (Bactrocera jarvisi), Lesser Queensland fruit fly (Bactrocera neohumeralis), Queensland fruit fly (Bactrocera tryoni) and Mediterranean fruit fly (Ceratitis capitata) in Australia.

Option 2 (EXDOC Endorsement 2520)
1) The consignment of avocado fruit has been produced and prepared for export in accordance with the conditions for import of fresh avocado fruit from Australia to Thailand,
2) An Authorised Officer has supervised the calibration and the placement of fruit sensors into the fruit within the container(s) in accordance with the conditions for import of fresh avocado fruit from Australia into Thailand and cold disinfestation treatment has been initiated.

Option 3 (EXDOC Endorsement 2521)
1) The consignment of avocado fruit has been produced and prepared for export in accordance with the conditions for import of fresh avocado fruit from Australia to Thailand.

Reference

NPPO import conditions

Latest updates

30/06/2021 - Update to general requirements - Food safety requirements

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