2017-38 - Horticulture Exports Program – New market access conditions for export of Australian Cherries to Vietnam
3 October 2017
The purpose this Industry Advice Notice (IAN) is to advise industry of the new protocol requirements for the export of cherries to Vietnam.
Summary of changes and key points
Growers must undertake standard commercial infield controls to ensure appropriate pest management for Vietnam’s pests of quarantine concern.
Grower and packhouse registration with the department is not required for this market.
Cherries from mainland Australia can be exported using the irradiation or on-shore cold treatment pathway.
On-shore cold treatment facilities must be registered export establishments and are required to register with the department to treat cherries to Vietnam. To register, please contact the Horticulture Exports Program.
Irradiation facilities must be registered export establishments and cherries exported to Vietnam must be treated at a minimum dose of 200 Gray prior to shipment.
Export conditions are outlined in the protocol and MICoR case for cherries to Vietnam on the MICoR Plants website.
The department and the Plant Protection Department (PPD), Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of Vietnam agreed to a protocol of phytosanitary requirements for the export of cherries from Australia to Vietnam.
If you have any questions regarding this IAN, please email the Horticulture Exports Program.
Mr David Ironside
Plant Export Operations Branch