2016-62 - Horticulture Exports Program – Amended protocol requirements for mangoes to Korea
1 November 2016
To advise exporters that Korea has removed the requirement for mandatory pre-clearance inspection for exports of mangoes.
Under previous protocol requirements, all VHT treatments and phytosanitary inspections were jointly conducted with a department Authorised Officer (AO) and a National Plant Quarantine Service (NPQS) officer. Industry were required to request a pre-clearance inspector prior to exports commencing.
Summary of changes and key points
- Mandatory pre-clearance inspection with a Korean NPQS officer is no longer required.
- Industry are no longer required to request a pre-clearance inspector prior to exports commencing.
- Phytosanitary certificates do not need to be countersigned by a NPQS officer.
- NPQS will conduct an annual audit during the season of orchards, packhouses and treatment facilities approved by the department for the export of mangoes to Korea.
- An amended protocol and workplan is available through the Manual of Importing Country Requirements (MICoR) Documents section. Access is restricted and requires a logon.
- The MICoR case for mangoes to Korea has been updated.
Authorised Officer responsibilities
Inspection of mangoes to Korea can only be undertaken by a department AO, as outlined in the Table of authorised officer job functions.
If you have any questions regarding this IAN please email Horticulture Exports Program.
Dr Chris Parker
Plant Export Operations Branch