2015-56 - Horticulture Exports Program – Revised operational work plan for export of mango and lychee to USA
28 October 2015
To advise industry of the release of revised conditions for the export of mangoes and lychees from Australia to USA.
The Australian Department of Agriculture and Water Resources and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) have signed the revised Pilot Audit Program for Irradiation Treatment and Certification of Mango and Lychee (Fruit) from Australia Operational Work Plan (OWP). The revised OWP is to be referred to in conjunction with conditions in the USDA Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Manual.
The revised OWP is now in effect. The revised OWP details export requirements for mango and lychee fruit undergoing irradiation as a phytosanitary treatment.
All growers, packhouses, treatment facilities, exporters and peak industry bodies must be aware of and follow conditions detailed in the revised OWP.
Please visit Micor Plants (www.micor.agriculture.gov.au/plants) to view the Micor cases for mango and lychee. In order to view the revised OWP online you are required to be registered. To register please select ‘register with Plant Exports’. To view the conditions in the USDA Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Manual, please visit the APHIS website.
If you have any questions regarding this IAN please email: Horticulture Exports Program ACT.
Assistant Secretary (A/g)
Plant Export Operations Branch