2016-10 - Horticulture Exports Program – Important changes to initiating in-transit cold treatment of horticulture exports
25 February 2016
To advise industry of important changes to the process of initiating in-transit cold treatment (ITCT) of plant exports.
Summary of changes and key points
- The following changes and additions to the process of initiating ITCT of plant exports have been made to the Plant Export Operations Manual under the ‘Treatments’ heading.
- The Reference: Certificate of loading and calibration record for an in-transit cold treatment has been updated.
- ITCT calibration certificate templates for a range of countries and commodities have been added.
- The Work Instruction: Initiating an in-transit cold treatment for plant exports has been updated.
- All inspection authorised officers initiating ITCT of plant exports must use the latest work instruction and calibration record by referring to the electronic version of the documents within the Plant Export Operations Manual.
- Exporters are now required to complete a calibration certificate for the relevant export country and commodity by using the appropriate calibration certificate template within the Plant Export Operations Manual.
- Exporters must submit completed copies of both the “Certificate of loading and calibration record for an in-transit cold treatment” (PDF document) and “Calibration certificate” (Word document) along with other required documentation to the National Documentation Hub (PlantExportsNDH@agriculture.gov.au) for authorisation.
If you have any questions regarding this IAN please email: Horticultur eExports Program ACT.
Dr Chris Parker
Plant Export Operations Branch