54-2015 - Horticulture Exports Program – Citrus packhouse applications for exports to protocol markets in 2016
To advise the citrus industry that online applications are now open for citrus packhouses to be approved for export to South Korea, China, Thailand, Taiwan, Japan, New Zealand and USA in 2016. Applications will close on 30 October 2015.
A separate online application process for export approval of orchards will be conducted in November 2015. An Industry Advice Notice (IAN) will be released when the online application system is available to growers.
In 2014 the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources worked with Citrus Australia to develop an online system to improve the application and approval process for growers intending to export citrus to some protocol markets. Citrus Australia has expanded the online application process to include packhouses and additional markets.
Summary of changes and key points
- If your packhouse was export-approved by the department in 2015, your details are already in the system and you will receive an email from Citrus Australia. If you have not already received an email from Citrus Australia please email Citrus Australia.
- If your packhouse was not export-approved in 2015 and you wish to export in 2016 to the protocol markets listed above, please email Citrus Australia.
- Please read through the relevant citrus export work plans available in the “Documents” section of the Manual of Importing Country Requirements (MICoR) website.
If you have any questions regarding this IAN please email Citrus Australia.
Dr Chris Parker
Plant Export Operations Branch