June 4, 2020

Industry Advice Notice – 2020-29 – Horticulture Exports Program

This notice was released by the Department of Agriculture, Water and Environment on the 4th June 2020.

Applications for the export of cherries to protocol markets

Purpose

This Industry Advice Notice (IAN) is to advise industry that applications are now open for the accreditation of farms and packhouses, and registration of treatment facilities to export cherries to protocol markets for the 2020–21 season.

Summary of changes and key points

Farms and packhouses:
-Applications are now open for the accreditation of farms and packhouses to export cherries to China, Taiwan, Thailand, Japan and Korea for the 2020–21 season.
-Applications must be received by 5pm AEST, Friday, 31 July 2020.
-Applicants can complete their application forms through the Fruit Growers Tasmania Inc. online system.
For properties intending to export cherries from Tasmania
For properties intending to export cherries from mainland Australia
– If your property was accredited in the 2019–20 season, you must still apply for the 2020–21 season.
-Farms and packhouses will be subject to audits by the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment.
-Crop monitor training and assessment for cherries is available through the Tocal College online eLearning hub.

Treatment facilities

-Applications are now open for the registration of treatment facilities for
– methyl bromide fumigation of cherries for export to China and Korea, or
– onshore cold treatment of cherries to China, Taiwan and Thailand.
-Treatment facilities previously registered for this export pathway do not need to reapply.
-Treatment facility applicants must submit their completed application form to the department’s Audit and Assurance Group by 5pm AEST, Friday 31 July 2020.

Market requirements

Export pathways for cherry protocol markets are:

-China – area freedom, cold treatment and fumigation
-Taiwan – area freedom and cold treatment
-Thailand – area freedom and cold treatment
-Japan (Tasmania only) – area freedom
-Korea – area freedom and fumigation.
-For specific market requirements, refer to the relevant workplan and protocol on the Manual of Importing Country Requirements (MICoR) Plants website. To access these documents, you must be a registered MICoR Plants user.

 

To read the full release, see: 2020-29 – Horticulture Exports Program – Applications for the export of cherries to protocol markets

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