2016-07 - Horticulture Exports Program – Export of fruit and vegetables to Papua New Guinea

​​11 February 2016


To advise industry that Papua New Guinea has lifted the prohibition of the import of selected fruits and vegetables.

Summary of changes and key points

In August 2015 the Papua New Guinea National Agriculture Quarantine and Inspection Authority (NAQIA) prohibited the importation of the following fruits and vegetables:

  • Potatoes
  • Onions
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Tomatoes
  • Capsicums
  • Pumpkin
  • Peas
  • Zucchinis
  • Eggplant
  • Pak Choy/Chinese Cabbage
  • French beans
  • Lettuce
  • Celery

The department has received notification from NAQIA that restrictions on all of the above have been lifted beginning 2 February 2016 for a period of three months.

Current import permits indicate the availability of reconditioning treatments of methyl bromide fumigation and cold treatment. However, the department is awaiting further information from NAQIA on these treatments. Upon receipt of this information, MICoR will be updated to include these reconditioning treatments. A reconditioning treatment is only required if the produce exceeds the inspection tolerance level for fruit fly and other pests.

Contact Information

If you have any questions regarding this IAN please email: Horticulture Export Program ACT.


Dr Chris Parker
Assistant Secretary
Plant Export Operations Branch

Last reviewed: 4 November 2019
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