2016-52 - Horticulture Exports Program – Ban lifted on export of Australian pumpkins, watermelons, rockmelons and honeydews to Japan

29 August 2016

Purpose

To advise industry that the ban on the export of Australian pumpkins, watermelons, rockmelons and honeydews to Japan has been lifted.

Background

The department has received notification from Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) advising of the lifting of the ban on exports of Australian pumpkins, watermelons, rockmelons and honeydews to Japan. Previously only pumpkins grown in the state of Tasmania were allowed.

Summary of changes and key points

Japan MAFF now permit the import of Australian pumpkins, watermelons, rockmelons and honeydews into Japan provided they have passed inspection. Further details are available on the Manual of Importing Country Requirements (MICoR) Plants website.

Contact Information

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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