28 January 2022
This Industry Advice Notice (IAN) is to notify industry that new commodities have been added to the New Zealand Export Plan and that New Zealand is now considered a protocol market for these commodities.
Summary of changes and key points
- The following commodities have been added to the New Zealand Export Plan to include mitigation measures for Liriomyza huidobrensis and Liriomyza trifolii:
- Basil (Ocimum basilicum)
- Broccoflower (Brassica oleracea)
- Broccoli (Brassica oleracea)
- Brussel sprouts (Brassica oleracea)
- Cabbage (Brassica oleracea)
- Cauliflower (Brassica oleracea)
- Celery (Apium graveolens)
- Lettuce (Lactuca sativa)
- Parsley (Petroselinum spp.)
- New Zealand is now considered a protocol market for these commodities and require inspecting authorised officers (AOs) to have the job function HEP4001:9 Export inspection of horticulture protocol – leafy and other mixed vegetables to conduct inspections.
- All export certification fees and charges applicable to these commodities will be applied as per the department’s charging guidelines.
Following the detection of Serpentine leafminer (Liriomyza huidobrensis) and American serpentine leafminer (Liriomyza trifolii) in Australia, the above commodities were identified as potential hosts of these Liriomyza species and were added to the New Zealand Export Plan.
New requirements to manage these Liriomyza species came into effect on 11 October 2021 as outlined in IAN 2021-50.
- New applicants wishing to apply for the HEP4001:9 job function must first apply to become an AO by following the instructions provided on the Authorised Officers webpage.
- Existing AOs wishing to add the HEP4001:9 job function to their appointment can do so through the Plant Export Management System.
Note: Instructions for adding job functions can be found in the Work Instruction: Requesting additional job functions in the Plant Export Management System published on the Authorised Officers webpage.
- A training and assessment fee will apply to applicants who have not previously applied for a HEP4001: Export inspection of horticulture protocol job function.
- AOs must comply with the instructional material.
If you are an AO who has been inspecting any of the above commodities for export to New Zealand under the HOR3002:9 Export inspection of fruit and vegetables – leafy and other mixed vegetables job function and you have not already been contacted by us, please email Plant Export Training.
If you have any questions regarding the updates to the New Zealand Export Plan, please email the Horticulture Exports Program.
Plant Export Operations Branch