Cherries

Scientific Name

​Prunus avium

Cherries (Fruit)

Vietnam (VN)

Vietnam (VN)

​Prunus avium

Cherries

Fruit - Fresh No
NPPO details:
​The Plant Protection Department (PPD), Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of Vietnam
Relevant web addresses:

Documentation

Document Type Required?
Import Permit Yes
Phytosanitary Certificate Yes
Additional Declaration/Endorsement Yes

General Requirements

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 qu​arantine 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 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.

Labelling Requirements

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.

 
Endorsement 5507 applies to consignments that originate from the Riverland region of South Australia.

 
Endorsement 1408 applies to consignments that have been subject to on-shore cold treatment or irradiation.

 
Endorsement 1411 applies to consignments that will be subject to in-transit cold treatment.​


Treatment

Fruit sourced from outside Tasmania and the Riverland must undergo irradiation OR cold treatment.

Requirements for irradiation treatment
The application of the irradiation treatment must be carried out in accordance with the relevant ISPMs. The following irradiation doses are approved for the treatment of cherries:

All cherries subject to irradiation treatment must be treated at a minimum absorbed dose of 200 Gray for moth (Grapholita molesta) and fruit flies (Certatis capitata) and (Bactrocera tryoni).
The maximum absorbed dose must not exceed 1 Kilogray.

If the consignment is subjected to irradiation treatment, then the phytosanitary certificate must include the irradiation rate in the treatment section of the phytosanitary certificate.

Requirements for cold treatment (onshore or in-transit)
Cold treatment schedules

Fruit sourced from Western Australia subject to cold treatment:
3 degrees Celsius or below for 20 days or more.

Fruit sourced from all other states and territories of Australia (except Western Australia, Tasmania and the Riverland) is subject to cold treatment:
3 degrees Celsius or below for 14 days or more; or
1 degrees Celsius or below for 12 days or more.

In-transit cold treatment

In-transit treatment may commence prior to departure, in Australia, and be completed in-transit. In the event of a treatment failure in-transit, treatment may be completed on arrival.

Prior to initiating treatment, cherries must be pre-cooled to, or below, the target treatment temperature.

 
Pulp temperatures at the time of sensor placement must not exceed the target treatment temperature.

If the consignment is subjected to in-transit cold treatment, the original copy of the certificate of calibration must accompany the phytosanitary certificate.

Onshore cold treatment

Cherry fruits intended for export to Vietnam may be treated concurrently with cherry fruits destined for other markets.

If the consignment is subjected to on-shore cold treatment, treatment temperature and period (number of consecutive days) must be provided in the treatment section of the phytosanitary certificate.


Additional Declaration/Endorsements

Option 1 (EXDOC Endorsement No 1399)
1) The fruit in this consignment was produced in Tasmania which is recognised as free from Ceratitis capitata and Bactrocera tryoni.
2) A representative sample was inspected and found free of Bactrocera tryoni, Ceratitis capitata, Grapholita molesta, Diaspidiotus perniciosus, Diaspidiotus ostreaeformis, Pseudomonas viridiflava, Stigmina carpophila, Podosphaera clandestina var. clandestina, Monilinia laxa, Phytophthora megasperma, Pseudomonas syringae pv. morsprunorum and other quarantine pests of Vietnam.
3) The inspected consignment conforms to the phytosanitary requirements for importation of fresh cherry fruits (Prunus avium) imported from Australia into Vietnam.

Option 2 (EXDOC Endorsement No 5507)
1) The fruit in this consignment was produced in the Riverland region of South Australia which is recognised as free from Ceratitis capitata and Bactrocera tryoni.
2) A representative sample was inspected and found free of Bactrocera tryoni, Ceratitis capitata, Grapholita molesta, Diaspidiotus perniciosus, Diaspidiotus ostreaeformis, Pseudomonas viridiflava, Stigmina carpophila, Podosphaera clandestina var. clandestina, Monilinia laxa, Phytophthora megasperma, Pseudomonas syringae pv. morsprunorum and other quarantine pests of Vietnam.
3) The inspected consignment conforms to the phytosanitary requirements for importation of fresh cherry fruits (Prunus avium) imported from Australia into Vietnam.

Option 3 (EXDOC Endorsement No 1408)
1) A representative sample was inspected and found free of Bactrocera tryoni, Ceratitis capitata, Grapholita molesta, Diaspidiotus perniciosus, Diaspidiotus ostreaeformis, Pseudomonas viridiflava, Stigmina carpophila, Podosphaera clandestina var. clandestina, Monilinia laxa, Phytophthora megasperma, Pseudomonas syringae pv. morsprunorum and other quarantine pests of Vietnam.
2) The inspected consignment conforms to the phytosanitary requiremen​ts for importation of fresh cherry fruits (Prunus avium) imported from Australia into Vietnam.

Option 4 (EXDOC Endorsement No 1411)
1) A representative sample was inspected and found free of Bactrocera tryoni, Ceratitis capitata, Grapholita molesta, Diaspidiotus perniciosus, Diaspidiotus ostreaeformis, Pseudomonas viridiflava, Stigmina carpophila, Podosphaera clandestina var. clandestina, Monilinia laxa, Phytophthora megasperma, Pseudomonas syringae pv. morsprunorum and other quarantine pests of Vietnam.
2) The inspected consignment conforms to the phytosanitary requirements for importation of fresh cherry fruits (Prunus avium) imported from Australia into Vietnam.
3) Subject to in-transit cold-treatment.


Reference

​NPPO notification dated 11 April 2017


Initial Uploaded: 31/08/2017
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