2017-49 - Horticulture Exports Program – Update to instructional material for cold treatment

​30 November 2017

Purpose

The purpose of this Industry Advice Notice (IAN) is to advise industry and Authorised Officers of updates to the initiating in-transit cold treatment (ITCT) for plant exports instructional material and the release of the Australian phytosanitary treatment application standard for cold disinfestation treatment.

Summary of changes and key points

Authorised officer responsibilities

  • All inspection authorised officers initiating ITCT for plant exports must use the latest work instruction and calibration record by referring to the electronic version of the documents within the Plant Export Operations Manual.

Exporter responsibilities

  • Exporters are required to complete a calibration certificate for the relevant export country and commodity by using the appropriate calibration certificate template within the Plant Export Operations Manual as detailed below:
CountryCommoditiesCalibration certificate template
JapanCitrus and table grapesJapan ITCT calibration certificate V2.0
TaiwanAll protocol commoditiesTaiwan ITCT calibration certificate V2.0
ThailandAll protocol commoditiesThailand ITCT calibration certificate  40 ft. V2.0
ThailandAll protocol commoditiesThailand ITCT calibration certificate 20 ft. V2.0
KoreaCitrus and table grapeMulti country ITCT calibration certificate V1.0
ChinaAll protocol commoditiesMulti country ITCT calibration certificate V1.0
New ZealandAll BQA commoditiesMulti country ITCT calibration certificate V1.0
VietnamCitrus and table grapeMulti country ITCT calibration certificate V1.0
IndiaAll commoditiesMulti country ITCT calibration certificate V1.0
PhilippinesAll commodities Multi country ITCT calibration certificate V1.0
  • Exporters must submit completed copies of both the “Certificate of loading and calibration record for an in-transit cold treatment” (PDF document) and “Calibration certificate” (Word document) along with other required documentation to the National Documentation Hub for endorsement.

Contact information

If you have any questions regarding this IAN please email: Horticulture Exports Program ACT.

 

Mr David Ironside
Assistant Secretary
Plant Export Operations Branch