2016-55 - Horticulture Export Operations – Table grapes 2016 registration application for growers, pack houses and treatment facilities

​21 September 2016

Purpose

To call for entity/ registrations for Australian table grape exports to Korea, China, Japan and Thailand for the 2016-17 season.

Background

Countries with protocol markets have specific requirements for importing Australian produce. The protocols for table grapes to Korea, China, Japan and Thailand mandate that certain entities be registered with the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources prior to the commencement of the season.

Table grape growers, packhouses and treatment facilities that wish to export to China, Japan, Korea, or Thailand during the 2016-17 export season must ensure that their respective registration applications are submitted before the due dates.

The table below shows the registration requirements for exporting table grapes to countries with protocol markets.

Entity to be registered

Country protocol requirements

China

Thailand

Korea

Japan

Grower / vinyard

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N/A

Packhouse

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N/A

N/A

N/A

Treatment facility

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* Treatment facilities are advised to contact the department directly if wishing to register for the above protocol markets (Note the Thailand facility registration process has already concluded for this year)

Please refer to the relevant protocols and workplans for full information on registration application requirements. Workplans are available on the Manual of Importing Country Requirements (MICoR) Plant website.

To access these documents, you must be a registered MICoR Plant user. To register, go to the registration webpage. Complete all fields, and then click ‘Submit’. The MICoR Plant team will process your registration request. This can take up to five working days. You will be provided with your login details by e-mail.

Applications for registration of vineyard, packhouse or treatment facility must be completed and submitted by 14 October 2016, late applications will not be accepted.

A vineyard, packhouse or treatment facility will be granted a registered status by the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources once all requirements have been audited and verified in accordance with the protocol. Some facilities may require an audit by the importing country.

Exporters/Clients responsibilities

Grower and packhouse registrations as well as crop monitor records must be submitted online via the database developed by the ATGA.

Growers and packhouse representatives that attended the pre season meetings in Robinvale and Mildura on the 16 and 17 August, and supplied their details, will receive an email from the ATGA with a link to the online registration.

Those growers / packhouse representatives who did not attend the above meetings, or have not provided their details, can begin the registration process by visiting the ATGA website.

Applications for grower, packhouse and treatment facility registration will close on 14 October 2016, late applications will not be accepted.

Contact Information

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

If you have any questions regarding the new online grower registration and crop monitor record or pack house and treatment facility registration please email the ATGA.

 

Dr Chris Parker
Assistant Secretary
Plant Export Operations Branch

Last reviewed: 4 November 2019
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