2015-60 - Horticulture Exports Program – Amended protocol requirements for cherry, table grape, citrus and persimmon exports to Thailand

16 November 2015

Purpose

To advise exporters that the Government of Thailand has amended the protocol requirements for Australian cherry, table grape, citrus and persimmon exports to Thailand. All consignments arriving in Thailand from 19 November 2015 must comply with the revised import conditions.

Background

After negotiations between the Australian and Thailand governments, market access requirements for Australian cherry, table grape, citrus and persimmon exports to Thailand have been revised. The Thailand Department of Agriculture has published the import conditions in the Government Gazette and relevant protocols.

Summary of changes and key points

  • Cherries – Amended cold treatment schedules for fruit sourced outside of fruit fly pest free areas (PFAs) in New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia and Victoria.
  • Table grapes – Amended cold treatment schedules for fruit sourced outside of fruit fly PFAs in Western Australia, New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia and Victoria.
  • Citrus – For fruit sourced outside of fruit fly PFAs, all varieties of orange (Citrus sinensis), mandarin (Citrus reticulata) and lemon (Citrus limon) are now permitted.
  • Persimmons – Irradiation treatment is now permitted.

Further details and updated protocols and work plans are available on the Manual of Importing Country Requirements database.

Contact information

If you have any questions regarding this IAN please email Horticulture Exports Program ACT or phone 02 6272 4519.

 

Dr Chris Parker
Assistant Secretary
Plant Export Operations Branch

Last reviewed: 4 November 2019
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