2015-29 – Horticulture Exports Program – Export of potatoes from Queensland to Korea prohibited

​9 July 2015


To advise industry that the export of potatoes from Queensland to Korea will be prohibited from 10 July 2015.

Key Points

On the 24 April 2015, the World Trade Organization issued a Sanitary and Phytosanitary Standard (SPS) on behalf of member Republic of Korea. The SPS lists prohibited areas for hosts of Potato spindle tuber viroid (PSTVd) based on the results of Pest Risk Analysis (PRA). The state of Queensland, Australia, has been included in the list of prohibited areas as part of this assessment.

These prohibited measures come into effect for all consignments certified from 10 July 2015.

For further information refer to the World Trade Organization - communication G/SPS/N/KOR/501.

Market requirements and the relevant workplan are published on the Manual of Importing Country Requirements (MICoR) Plant website. To access these documents, you must be a registered MICoR Plant user. 

If you have any queries please contact the Horticulture Exports Program on (02) 6272 4743 or email Horticultur eExports Program ACT


Peter Creaser
A/G Assistant Secretary
Plant Export Operations

Last reviewed: 4 November 2019
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