2017-12 - Horticulture Exports Program – Suspension of rockmelons and honeydew melons to New Zealand

​12 April 2017

Purpose

The purpose of this Industry Advice Notice (IAN) is to advise industry that, effective immediately, New Zealand has suspended imports of Australian rockmelons and honeydew melons that have been treated with dimethoate.

Summary of changes and key points

  • The New Zealand National Plant Protection Organisation has advised that, effective immediately, they will no longer be accepting consignments of rockmelons or honeydew melons that have been treated with dimethoate.
  • The suspension includes consignments that are currently intransit.
  • The department will not be issuing certification with EXDOC endorsement 1646 for rockmelons or EXDOC endorsement 3576 for honeydew melons.
  • Exports sourced from pest free areas are still permitted.

Contact information

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

 

Ian Naumann
A/g Assistant Secretary
Plant Export Operations Branch

Last reviewed: 4 November 2019
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