24 December 2007
The ‘Phytosanitary Certificate Completion (Exports) Work Procedure’ has had a few minor amendments made in relation to:
- Clarification of the Declared Point of Entry requirements
- Removal of the AQIS numbering location for Tullamarine, Victoria.
The updated version (#10) of the “Phytosanitary Certificate Completion (Exports) Work Procedure” is available on AQIS Internet site (www.aqis.gov.au) under the following locations (i) Exporting Plants/Grains and Horticulture and (ii) PHYTO. (This document replaces all previous documents and must be used by AQIS staff and exporters of plant produce to complete phytosanitary certificates).
The Work Procedure aligns manually issued certification with electronic certification generated through EXDOC.
The “Phytosanitary Certificate Completion (Exports) Work Procedure” details the standards for the issuance of Australian phytosanitary certificates in accordance with International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) standards.
Implementation of the standards detailed in the “Phytosanitary Certificate Completion (Exports) Work Procedure” will commence immediately.
Any exporter or agent who may identify difficulties in complying with these standards should contact their local AQIS Export Manager, who will refer the matter to the relevant Program contact (Grain or Horticulture), AQIS Canberra, if applicable.
It is the responsibility of the exporter and/or exporter’s agent to ensure that all future exports requiring the Australian phytosanitary certificate comply with the standards specified in the “Phytosanitary Certificate Completion (Exports) Work Procedure”.
Horticulture Export Program
Grain & Plant Products Export Program