2016-67 - Horticulture Exports Program - Clarification on requirements for watermelons to New Zealand

18 November 2016

Purpose

To advise the horticulture industry involved in the production and export of watermelons to New Zealand of clarification to the requirements advised in Industry Advice Notice (IAN) 2016-28 Horticulture Exports Program - Watermelons to New Zealand.

Background

IAN 2016-28 advised that growers intending to export under Appendix 2 or Appendix 11 must register with the department for the control of Risk Group 2 (RG2) pests.

Summary of changes and key points

The following key points apply to watermelons being exported to New Zealand:

  • Australian watermelons can be exported under Appendix 3 (Fumigation) and Appendix 10 (Field control programs).
  • Growers intending to export under Appendix 3 and Appendix 10 must register with the department.
  • Australian watermelons can be exported under Appendix 10 (Field control programs) and Appendix 11 (Winter window).
  • Growers intending to export under Appendix 10 and Appendix 11 must register with the department.
  • Australian watermelons can be exported under Appendix 2 (Area freedom).
  • Registration is not required for growers intending to export under Appendix 2.

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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