2018-06 - Horticulture exports program – Information sessions for treatment providers

​14 March 2018


The purpose of this Industry Advice Notice (IAN) is to inform treatment providers of upcoming information sessions about proposed changes to the regulation of treatment providers.

This notice affects treatment providers who perform the following treatments for export fresh fruit and vegetables:

  • onshore cold treatment
  • methyl bromide fumigation
  • irradiation
  • vapour heat treatment
  • dimethoate dipping.

Summary of changes and key points

The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources will be holding a number of information sessions about proposed changes to the regulation of treatment providers. Changes include the introduction of new phytosanitary treatment standards and the requirement for all fresh fruit and vegetable treatment providers, for the treatments listed above, to perform treatments at export registered establishments.

Information sessions schedule
BrisbaneTuesday 24 April12–2 pmPlease register for venue details
MilduraThursday 26 April 12–2 pmPlease register for venue details
All locations (Teleconference)Friday 27 April9–11 amPlease register for dial-in details
MelbourneFriday 27 April12–2 pmPlease register for venue details

To register for a session please email the Horticulture Exports Program.


Work is being completed on the development of phytosanitary treatment standards and other conditions of trade that will facilitate new or improved market access for Australian plants and plant products.

The development and application of treatment standard packages will provide a stronger platform for market access negotiation. These packages will help build trading partner’s understanding of treatments and how they are applied in Australia and promote acceptance of these treatments and compliance measures. This will protect the status of market access and present cost savings and efficiencies to industry. 

Treatment packages will be developed for cold treatment, dimethoate dipping, fumigation, irradiation and vapour heat treatment.

Contact information

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


Mr David Ironside
Assistant Secretary
Plant Export Operations Branch

Last reviewed: 4 November 2019
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