2015-27 – Horticulture Exports Program – Apples and pear export listings 2015

​​​16 July 2015

Summary

All relevant orchards, packhouses cold storage and treatment facilities intending to export apples and pears to China, Japan, Taiwan and Thailand in 2016 must submit an ‘Export listing application form’ by Friday 4 September 2015.

Key points

Countries with protocol agreements with Australia have specific requirements for importing Australian apples and pears. Some protocol countries require the department to provide an export list of orchards, packhouses and treatment facilities before those entities are permitted to export.

Orchards, packhouses and treatment facilities that wish to export apples and pears to China, Japan, Taiwan or Thailand must ensure that their applications are submitted by 4 September 2015.

The table below shows the export application requirements for apples and pears to protocol countries.

Entity to be registered

Protocol country requirements for the export of apples and pears

Protocol

China*

Japan*

Taiwan **

Thailand

Orchard

Area freedom

 Image of tick to indicate yes

N/A

Image of tick to indicate yes 

Image of tick to indicate yes 

 

Cold treatment

N/A

N/A

N/A

Image of tick to indicate yes 

Packhouse

Area freedom

Image of tick to indicate yes 

N/A

Image of tick to indicate yes 

Image of tick to indicate yes 

 

Cold treatment

N/A

N/A

N/A

Image of tick to indicate yes 

Cold storage

Area freedom

N/A

N/A

Image of tick to indicate yes 

N/A

 

Cold treatment

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Treatment facility

MeBr fumigation

N/A

Image of tick to indicate yes 

N/A

N/A

Cold treatment

N/A

N/A

N/A

Image of tick to indicate yes​ 

* Only Tasmania is eligible for export to China and Japan (Japan mandatory fumigation of apples only)

** Only Tasmania and Riverland are eligible for export to Taiwan.

Background

The Department of Agriculture can only include an entity as export listed if all protocol requirements are met. Some entities will be audited before approval for export. All costs associated with audit are the responsibility of industry.

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. 

Each relevant export entity must submit an application form (attached). Forms must be completed and returned by 4 September 2015 to the peak industry body:

Mainland Australia

Tasmania

Apple & Pear Australia Ltd (APAL)

Email: otait@apal.org.au
Mailing address:
39 O’Connell St.
North Melbourne  VIC  3051

Fruit Growers Tasmania (FGT)

Email: office@fruitgrowerstas.com.au
Mailing address:
262 Argyle St.
Hobart  TAS  7000

A separate registration process will be shortly conducted for all on-shore cold treatment facilities registering for Thailand.

Should you have any further enquiries, please contact the Horticulture Exports Program by phone (02) 6272 4743 or by email Horticulture Exports Program ACT.

 

Peter Creaser
A/g Assistant Secretary
Plant Export Operations

Last reviewed: 4 November 2019
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