2016-22 - Horticulture Exports Program – Export application due dates and weeks of audit – Lychee exports to the United States of America – Mango exports to the United States of America, China, Japan and the Republic of Korea

​​11 May 2016

Purpose

To advise the lychee industry that applications are now open for growers to nominate orchards/blocks for export to the United States of America (USA) and for packhouses and treatment facilities to apply for export to the USA in the 2016-17 season.

To advise the mango industry that applications are now open for growers to nominate orchards/blocks for export to the USA, China and Korea and for packhouses and treatment facilities to apply for export to the USA, China, Japan and Korea in the 2016-17 season.

Background

The USA Operational Work Plan for the export of mango and lychee under irradiation treatment mandates that certain entities be approved by the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources prior to commencement of the export season for lychee and mango.

Protocols for export of mango to China, Japan and Korea under vapour heat treatment mandate that certain entities be approved by the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources prior to commencement of the season.

The tables below outline which entities require approval and the due dates for submission of applications to the Australian Lychee Growers Association (ALGA) and the Australian Mango Industry Association (AMIA). ALGA and AMIA will then forward completed application forms to the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources. Please note that depending upon which application date is selected, entities must be prepared for their audit commencing the week detailed in the table. The preferred auditing period must be indicated on the application forms.

It is a protocol requirement for the USA to be provided with the details of approved orchards, packhouses and treatment facilities 30 days prior to the export of mangoes and lychees, and for Korea, Japan and China to be provided with details of approved orchards, packhouses and treatment facilities 14 days prior to the export of mangoes.

The department has arranged for an additional auditing period to be held during the week of 6 June to facilitate the commencement of early mango season exports.

Mangoes
MarketOrchardPackhouseTreatment facilityExport application due dates to ALGA/AMIAExport application due dates to the departmentAudits commence
USAYesYesYes20 May 201627 May 2016Week of 6 June 2016
16 June 201630 June 2016Week of 25 July 2016
Week of 29 August 2016
15 July 201629 July 2016Week of 26 September 2016
ChinaYesYesYes20 May 201627 May 2016Week of 6 June 2016
16 June 201630 June 2016Week of 25 July 2016
Week of 29 August 2016
15 July 201629 July 2016Week of 26 September 2016
JapanNoYesYes20 May 201627 May 2016Week of 6 June 2016
16 June 201630 June 2016Week of 25 July 2016
Week of 29 August 2016
15 July 201629 July 2016Week of 26 September 2016
KoreaYesYesYes20 May 201627 May 2016Week of 6 June 2016
16 June 201630 June 2016Week of 25 July 2016
Week of 29 August 2016
15 July 201629 July 2016Week of 26 September 2016

Lychees
MarketOrchardPackhouseTreatment facilityExport application due dates to ALGA/AMIAExport application due dates to the departmentAudits commence
USAYesYesYes16 June 201630 June 2016Week of 29 August 2016
15 July 201629 July 2016Week of 26 September 2016

Key points

Identification and nomination of orchard blocks

  • Growers may divide their orchard into blocks. Each block must be clearly identified on the application form and on the orchard map by its physical address or geographic co-ordinates. Further detail on map and block requirements can be found on the application forms.
  • Growers exporting to the USA who exported during the 2015-16 season must title their block numbers the same as last season.
  • Growers must use the block / orchard names submitted in the application for the entire season.
  • Growers must have all nominated blocks surveyed by a crop monitor that has been approved by the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources.
  • Please use the attached application forms to complete your application.
  • All queries from growers, packhouses and treatment facilities regarding the application process and general market access must be forwarded to the ALGA and AMIA.

Export preparation

  • Audits can only be undertaken after crop monitoring has commenced. The above tables outline the auditing periods available. Growers must indicate their preferred auditing period.
  • Please consult with ALGA or AMIA for assistance on selection of auditing dates, as the date selected will impact when entities can commence trade. Please note that audit periods must be selected carefully, as once the department has scheduled an audit based upon the nominated period, it may not be possible to reschedule.
  • For the early export of mangoes to the USA, China, Japan and Korea applications are due by 20 May corresponding to the preferred early auditing period of 6 June.
  • Applications for lychees and mangoes to the USA, China, Japan and Korea are due by 16 June 2015 and 15 July 2016 corresponding to the preferred auditing period outlined in the tables.
  • Growers, packhouses and treatment facilities applying for lychee export need to complete and submit the attached application form to the ALGA email/postal address detailed on the form.
  • Growers, packhouses and treatment facilities applying for mango export need to complete and submit the attached application form to the AMIA email/postal address detailed on the form.
  • Once forms have been verified as complete by the ALGA and AMIA, these peak industry bodies must send the completed application forms to one of the below Department of Agriculture and Water Resources contact addresses by the 27 May or 30 June or 29 July 2016:
    Audit Services
    Department of Agriculture and Water Resources
    Audit Services Group
    PO Box 63
    Export Park, S.A. 5950
  • Please note the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources will not accept or further progress registration forms that are incomplete.
  • The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources will contact all entities applying for export to notify of audit dates and provide an audit briefing. Audits will be carried out against requirements in the protocols and work plans. Following completion of audits, the results of audit and export approval numbers will be communicated to entities by the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources. Orchards, packhouses and treatment facilities may also be audited by the National Plant Protection Organisations of USA, Japan, Korea and China following commencement of trade, in accordance with protocol conditions.

Further information

  • For specific market requirements, refer to the relevant work plan and protocol on the Manual of Importing Country Requirements (MICoR) Plant website. Work plans and protocols can be found at MICoR Plant.
  • To access work plans and protocols, you must be a registered MICoR Plants user. To register for MICoR, go to the registration webpage, complete all fields, and 'Submit'. You will be provided with your login details by email.

Contact Information

Please use the attached application forms to complete your application.

All queries from growers, packhouses and treatment facilities regarding the application process and general market access must be forwarded to the ALGA and AMIA.

Australian Lychee Growers Association
PO Box 6120
Mooloolah QLD 4553
Phone: 0417 639 927
Email: ALGA

Australian Mango Industry Association
PO Box 376
Brisbane Markets QLD 4106
Phone: 07 3278 3755

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

 

Dr Chris Parker
Assistant Secretary
Plant Export Operations Branch

Last reviewed: 4 November 2019
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