This is a protocol market. Detailed information can be found in the protocol available through MICoR Plants in the 'Documents' section. Access is restricted and requires a logon.
For this market, no grower or packhouse registration with the department is required. However, the registration of on-shore cold treatment facilities is required, to register please contact HorticultureExportsProgramACT@agriculture.gov.au.
Growers must undertake standard commercial infield controls to ensure appropriate pest management for Vietnam's quarantine pests of concern.
A list of quarantine pests of concern for cherries from Australia is provided in Attachment 1 of the protocol, which is located in the documentation section of MICoR.
Consignments are to be free from soil, sand, plant debris and extraneous material.
Vietnam recognises all states and territories of Australia, except Western Australia, as being free of Mediterranean fruit fly (Ceratitis capitata).
Vietnam recognises the state of Tasmania and the Riverland district of South Australia as being free from both Queensland fruit fly (Bactrocera tryoni) and Mediterranean fruit fly (Ceratitis capitata). Fruit sourced from these areas is not required to undergo treatment. Inspection of fruit from these areas must be conducted in a registered export establishment located within the same pest free area.
Fruit sourced from outside Tasmania and the Riverland must undergo irradiation OR cold disinfestation treatment.
Products must be packed to ensure that product security requirements are met as per the Plant Export Operations Manual.
All consignments destined to Vietnam using solid wood packing material must comply with ISPM 15.
Each pallet (for sea freight consignments) and carton (for air freight consignments) must include the following information in English:
- "FOR VIETNAM"
- Country of origin (e.g. Produce of Australia, Product of Australia)
- Name of exporting company
- Name of fruit (common name)
- Export establishment registration number
For irradiated consignments, each pallet must also provide the following information in English:
- "Treated with ionising irradiation" or "Irradiated (food)"
- (Optional) Food irradiation symbol to be displayed near the name of fruit.
For sea freight the container and seal numbers must be recorded on the phytosanitary certificate.
Explanation of Endorsements
Endorsement 1399 applies to consignments that originate from Tasmania and/or the Riverland.
Endorsement 1408 applies to consignments that have been subject to on-shore cold treatment or irradiation.
Endorsement 141 applies to consignments that will be subject to in-transit cold treatment.