2015-42 – Horticulture Exports Program – Table grapes 2015 registration application for growers, pack houses and treatment facilities

​20 August 2015

Purpose

To call for entity/ registrations for Australian table grape exports to Korea, China, Japan and Thailand for the 2015-16 season.

Background

Countries with protocol markets have specific requirements for importing Australian produce. The Protocols for table grapes to to Korea, China, Japan and Thailand mandate that certain entities be registered with the Department of Agriculture prior to the commencement of the season.

Table grape growers, packhouses and treatment facilities that wish to export to China, Japan, Korea, or Thailand during the 2015-16 export season must ensure that their respective registration applications are submitted before the due dates.

The table below shows the registration requirements for exporting table grapes to countries with protocol markets.

Entity to be registeredCountry protocol requirements
ChinaThailandKoreaJapan
Grower / orchard image of tick to indicate yes image of tick to indicate yesimage of tick to indicate yes N/A
Packhouse image of tick to indicate yesN/AN/AN/A
Treatment facility image of tick to indicate yes image of tick to indicate yes image of tick to indicate yes image of tick to indicate yes

Please refer to the relevant Protocols and Workplans for full information on registration application requirements. Workplans are available on the Manual of Importing Country Requirements (MICoR) Plant website.

To access these documents, you must be a registered MICoR Plant user. To register, go to the registration webpage. Complete all fields, and then click ‘Submit’. The MICoR Plant team will process your registration request. This can take up to five working days. You will be provided with your login details by e-mail.

Applications for registration of vineyard, packhouse or treatment facility must be completed and submitted by 3 October 2015.

A vineyard, packhouse or treatment facility will be granted a registered status by the Department of Agriculture once all requirements have been audited and verified in accordance with the protocol. Some facilities may require an audit by the importing country.

Exporters/Clients responsibilities

This seasons grower registrations and crop monitor record must be submitted online via a new database developed by the ATGA. The new online system went live on Monday the 17 August 2015.

Growers that attended the pre season meetings in Robinvale and Mildura on the 11 & 12 August, and supplied their details, will receive an email from the ATGA with a link to the online registration.

Those growers who did not attened the above meetings, or have not provided their details, can begin the registration process by visiting the ATGA website when it goes live on Monday 17 August 2015. Growers who register on line can also fill in the request to have on shore cold treatment registered using the online system.

Applications for grower registration will close on 3 October 2015.

Registration for pack houses and treatment facilities can be completed through the ATGA, forms can be found on the ATGA website.

Completed forms must be returned to the Australian Table Grape Association at ATGA or mailed to the Australian Table Grape Association, 33 Madden Avenue Mildura Victoria 3500.

Applications open on Monday 17 August and close on 3 October 2015.

Contact Information

If you have any questions regarding this IAN please email: Horticulture Exports Program ACT or phone (02) 6272 5308.

If you have any questions regarding the new online grower registration and crop monitor record or pack house and treatment facility registration please email the ATGA

[signed]

Peter Creaser
A/g Assistant Secretary
Plant Export Operations Branch

Last reviewed: 4 November 2019
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