This is a protocol market, growers/orchards, packhouses and treatment facilities must meet the requirements outlined in the workplan and be accredited by the department for China. Only fruit sourced, packed and/or treated from accredited properties will be certified.
Protocols and workplans are available through MICoR Plants in the Documents section
. Access is restricted and requires a logon.
A 600 piece sample rate is to be applied per consignment.
An import permit is not required for export certification BUT is required by China on arrival:
- If an import permit is not available the phytosanitary certificate is to be issued with the import permit section completed as NOT SUPPLIED.
- EXDOC will auto-populate ‘not supplied’ when the field is left blank.
- If an import permit is provided in which the conditions vary from the protocol, please refer to the Horticulture Exports Program in Canberra before any further export activity is undertaken.
Fruit Fly Pest Free Areas
The General Administration of Customs of China (GACC) recognises all states and territories of Australia, except Western Australia, as being free of Mediterranean fruit fly (Ceratitis capitata).
GACC recognises the following areas as being free from both Queensland fruit fly (Bactrocera tryoni) and Mediterranean fruit fly (Ceratitis capitata):
- The state of Tasmania (excluding the Northern Tasmania Outbreak Zone)
Inspection of fruit from a PFA must be conducted in a registered export establishment located within the same pest free area.
- Recognition of the Northern Tasmania Outbreak Zone as a PFA is subject to the importing country NPPO.
- GACC have ceased recognition of the Riverland PFA for fruit exported from 1 January 2019.
Explanation of the endorsements:
Applies to consignments exported under one of the following pathways:
- Product sourced from fruit fly PFAs
- Onshore cold treatment
- Fumigation followed by onshore cold treatment.
Applies to consignments sourced from an area where Mediterranean fruit fly is known not to occur and the consignments are subject to in-transit cold treatment.
Endorsement 3025 and 4666:
Applies to consignments sourced from areas where Mediterranean fruit fly is known to occur, or where Mediterranean fruit fly area freedom status has been suspended, and the consignments are subject to in-transit cold treatment.
Details of accredited vineyard are to be entered in the "Shipping marks" section of the EXDOC Request for Permit (RFP) as VINEYARD: TGXXX-XX or VINEYARD: TGXXX-TXX (depending on registration number format applicable to the block)
Growers and packhouses are reminded to check their accreditation numbers prior to every export to ensure accurate labelling is applied.
The name and number of the registered establishment where onshore cold treatment was conducted must be entered in the "lot number" field of the RFP and be in the example format of: COLD TREATMENT AT ABC / 9999.
The fumigation and onshore cold treatment registered establishments name and number where the fumigation and onshore cold treatments were conducted must be entered in the "lot number" field of the EXDOC and be in the example format of: FUMIGATION AND ONSHORE COLD TREATMENTS AT ABC / 9999.
The onshore cold treatment temperature data (report) must be endorsed by the Authorised Officer (with the appropriate job function) to confirm that the treatment has been successful. A completed onshore cold treatment record with calibration and re calibration certificate must be submitted to the Assessment Services Group for authorisation.