2017-26 - Horticulture Exports Program – Applications for export approval of Tasmanian apple and pear orchards, packhouses and treatment facilities to protocol markets

​27 July 2017

Purpose

The purpose of this Industry Advice Notice (IAN) is to advise that all Tasmanian orchards, packhouses, cold stores and fumigation facilities intending to export apples to China, Japan, Taiwan or Thailand, or orchards and packhouses intending to export pears to Thailand in the 2017 to 2018 season, must submit an export application form by close of business Friday 25 August 2017.

Key points

The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources can only approve an entity for export if all protocol requirements are met. Entities will be audited before being approved for export. All costs associated with audit are the responsibility of industry.

Industry responsibilities

Each relevant export entity must submit an annual application for export approval. Please use the attached export application form. Forms must be completed and returned by close of business Friday 25 August 2017 to Fruit Growers Tasmania Inc.:

For specific market requirements refer to the relevant workplan and protocol on the Manual of Importing Country Requirements (MICoR) Plants website. To access these documents, you must be a registered MICoR Plant user. To register go to the registration webpage.

Contact information

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

Mr David Ironside
Acting Assistant Secretary
Plant Export Operations Branch

Last reviewed: 4 November 2019
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