2016-30 - Horticulture Exports Program – In-transit cold treatment of horticulture exports to Taiwan

​​20 May 2016


To advise industry of the protocol requirements for the export of horticultural commodities to Taiwan via the in-transit cold treatment (ITCT) pathway.


Taiwan’s Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine (BAPHIQ) recently notified the department of two ITCT export consignments whereby temperature probes had been incorrectly placed. BAPHIQ strictly enforces protocol requirements and may reject non-compliant ITCT consignments.

Summary of changes and key points

  • An authorised officer with the appropriate job functions must supervise the calibration and placement of fruit pulp temperature probes.
  • Three fruit pulp temperature probes must be placed 50-100cm from the container doors in a triangular arrangement:
    • One in a carton in the centre of the top row of cartons
    • One in a carton on the left hand side, in the bottom row of cartons
    • One in a carton on the right hand side, in the bottom row of cartons.
  • Calibration and loading details must be entered in the “Certificate of loading and calibration record for an in-transit cold treatment”. This must include the name and address details of the company that performed the calibration.
  • The client or AO must submit completed copies of both the “Certificate of loading and calibration record for an in-transit cold treatment” (PDF document) and “Taiwan ITCT calibration certificate” (Word document) along with other required documentation to the National Documentation Hub (Plant Exports NDH) for verification and authorisation.
  • The authorised “Taiwan ITCT calibration certificate” must be attached to the phytosanitary certificate accompanying the consignment.
Further details can be found in the Taiwan fresh fruit protocol and workplan, which are available in the ‘Documents’ section on the MICoR Plants website.

Contact Information

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


Peter Creaser
A/g Assistant Secretary
Plant Export Operations Branch

Last reviewed: 4 November 2019
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