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.
Specific requirements for exporting mangoes to the United States of America (USA) are detailed in the agreed Pilot Audit Program for Irradiation Treatment and Certification of Mango and Lychee (fruit) from Australia "Operational Work Plan (OWP)" between Australia and the USA.
The OWP is available in the Micor Plants Documents section. Clients who require access to these documents are required to register with Plant Exports. Refer to the Documents section.
Pests of quarantine concern (target and non-target quarantine pests) for Australian mangoes are listed in Addendum 1 of the OWP.
Only mangoes from export approved growers can be packed and treated for export to the USA.
Growers, packhouses and Irradiation treatment facilities must adhere to the Guideline: Maintenance of phytosanitary security for horticulture exports
In order to export mangoes to the USA, growers, packhouses and treatment facilities must be accredited by the department. The department provides instructions on how to apply for this approval by way of an Industry Advice Notice which is published annually.
As part of the accreditation approval process, growers, packhouses and treatment facilities will be subject to audit by the department to verify compliance with the requirements detailed in the OWP and to ensure adherence with the following guidelines (which can be found on the department's website):
All irradiation treatment facilities must be approved and certified by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services (APHIS) and must also be approved as a Registered Establishment with the department under the Export Control Act 2020 and subordinate legislation.Export inspection
Prior to irradiation treatment, a sample must be drawn as per section 3 Addendum 1 of the OWP to conduct a phytosanitary inspection. The inspection also includes a destructive analysis (cut fruit) to verify the absence of internal pests. A record of the destructive sampling details must be included on the export compliance record.
The exporter must calculate the amount of fruit required to be cut and include this extra fruit in the consignment / lot and on the RFP. Any cut fruit must be discarded and the remaining fruit for export certified on the phytosanitary certificate.
Note: The quantity of fruit will differ from the number of cartons noted on the RFP due to any discarded fruit following destructive analysis. The RFP does not need to be amended in an attempt to match the quantities.
Table 2 in Addendum 1 of the OWP lists the quarantine pests and applicable mitigation measures.Where applicable, the exporter is to provide evidence attesting to the endorsement and present it to the Authorised Officer at the time of inspection.