2015-26 – Horticulture Exports Program – Export of cherries to China, Taiwan, Thailand, Japan and Korea – Applications for export listing of Cherry Orchards, Packhouses and Onshore Treatment Facilities
6 July 2015
To advise of requirements for export listing for cherry fruit to China, Taiwan, Thailand, Japan and Korea by the specified due dates.
Countries with protocol agreements with Australia have specific requirements for importing Australian cherries. Some protocol markets require the department to provide the export list of orchards, packhouses and treatment facilities before commencing export from those entities.
Orchards, packhouses and treatment facilities that wish to take part in the export of cherries to China, Taiwan, Thailand, Japan or Korea for the 2015/16 season must ensure that their respective applications are submitted before the specified due dates.
The table below shows the requirements for exporting cherries to countries with protocol conditions.
Entity to be registered
Country protocol requirements for export of cherry fruit
Onshore Cold Treatment
Please use the attached application form to complete your application.
Mainland Australia – Orchard, Packhouse and Treatment Facility Registrations
Orchards, packhouses and treatment facilities must submit an annual application for export listing. Applications must be completed and returned by close of business Wednesday 05 August 2015 to:
Cherry Growers Australia Inc.
Tasmania – Orchard and Packhouse
Orchards and packhouses must submit an annual application for export listing. Applications must be completed and returned by close of business Friday 4 September 2015 to:
Fruit Growers Tasmania Inc
or send by mail to:
262 Argyle Street
Hobart TAS 7000
Growers may divide their orchard into blocks. Each block must be clearly identified on the application form and on the orchard map by its physical address or geographic co-ordinates.
The Department of Agriculture can only export list an entity if all protocol requirements are met. Some protocol markets will be subject to an assurance and verification regime.
A separate registration process will be shortly conducted for all on-shore cold treatment facilities registering for Thailand.
For specific market requirements refer to the relevant workplan on the Manual of Importing Country Requirements (MICoR) Plant website. Workplans and protocols can be found at: MICoR. To access these documents, you must be a registered MICoR Plant user.
Should you have any further enquiries, please contact Horticulture Exports Program.
Phone: (02) 6272 4743 or by email Horticulture Exports Program ACT.
(A/g) Assistant Secretary
Plant Export Operations