2018-14 - Horticulture Exports Program – Mango and Lychee protocol export applications and audits

​27 April 2018

Purpose

To advise the mango and lychee industries that applications are now open for growers to nominate orchards/blocks and packhouses for mango and lychee exports to the USA, and mango exports to China, Japan and Korea for the 2018–19 season.  

Summary of changes and key points

  • Orchards, packhouses and treatment facilities involved in the export of mangoes and lychees to the USA, and mangoes to China, Japan and Korea must register for the 2018–19 export season by completing the appropriate application form and submitting it to the Australian Mango Industry Association (AMIA) or the Australian Lychee Growers Association (ALGA) by the due date.
  • Growers may divide their orchards into blocks. Each block must be clearly identified on the application form and on the orchard map by its physical address or geographic co-ordinates. Further detail on map and block requirements can be found on the application forms.
  • Applications for orchard approval must list an approved crop monitor to be used for the 2018–19 export season.
  • Crop monitors must successfully complete the online training course for mangoes or lychees prior to submission of the application. Online training closes 14 July 2018.
  • Applications for mangoes and lychees will be forwarded by the AMIA and ALGA to the department.
  • The department will conduct audits of entities during the audit period nominated on the application form. Audit dates must be selected carefully, as once the department has scheduled an audit, it may not be possible to reschedule.
  • Orchards, packhouses and treatment facilities may also be audited by the National Plant Protection Organisations of USA, Japan, Korea and China following commencement of trade, in accordance with protocol conditions.
  • Table 1 and Table 2 outline the approval requirements, application due dates and audit dates.
Table 1: Approval requirements, application due dates and audit dates to select from for mango exports to the USA, China, Japan and the Republic of Korea
MarketOrchardPackhouseTreatment facilityExport application due dates to AMIAExport application due dates to the departmentAudits commence*
USA, China, KoreaA tick symbol indicating yesA tick symbol indicating yesA tick symbol indicating yes14 May 201821 May 2018Week of 11 June 2018
15 June 201829 June 2018Week of 23 July 2018
Week of 27 August 2018
13 July 201827 July 2018Week of 24 September 2018
JapanA cross symbol indicating noA tick symbol indicating yesA tick symbol indicating yes14 May 201821 May 2018Week of 11 June 2018
15 June 201829 June 2018Week of 23 July 2018
Week of 27 August 2018
13 July 201827 July 2018Week of 24 September 2018
Table 2: Approval requirements, application due dates and audit dates to select from for lychee exports to the USA
MarketOrchardPackhouseTreatment facilityExport application due dates to ALGAExport application due dates to the departmentAudits commence*
USAA tick symbol indicating yesA tick symbol indicating yesA tick symbol indicating yes15 June 201829 June 2018Week of 27 August 2018
15 July 201827 July 2018Week of 24 September 2018

* Please consult with the AMIA or ALGA for assistance with selecting auditing dates, as audit date will impact when entities can commence trade.

Further information

For specific market requirements, refer to the relevant work plan and protocol in the documents section of the MICoR Plants website.

Background

The USA Operational Work Plan for the export of irradiated mangoes and lychees mandates that certain entities be approved by the department prior to the commencement of the export season and for the details of those approved entities to be provided to the USA 30 days prior to the export of mangoes and lychees.

Protocols for the export of vapour heat treated mangoes to China, Japan and the Republic of Korea mandate that certain entities be approved by the department prior to the commencement of the export season and for the details of those approved entities to be provided 14 days prior to the export of mangoes.

Contact Information

All queries from growers, packhouses and treatment facilities regarding the application process and general market access must be forwarded to the ALGA and AMIA at the following addresses:

Australian Lychee Growers Association
PO Box 6120
Mooloolah QLD 4553
Phone: 0417 639 927
Email: ALGAEO

Australian Mango Industry Association
PO Box 376
Brisbane Markets QLD 4106
Phone: 07 3278 3755
Email: IDM

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

Mr David Ironside
Assistant Secretary
Plant Export Operations Branch

Download

​DocumentPagesFile size
Application for Packhouse and Treatment Facility Approval for Lychees to the United States of America DOCX 2168 KB
Application for Packhouse and Treatment Facility Approval for Mangoes to the United States of America, China, Japan and the Republic of Korea DOCX 2204 KB
Application for Orchard Approval for Lychees to the United States of America DOCX 3140 KB
Application for Orchard Approval for Mangoes to the United States of America, China and Republic of Korea DOCX 3148 KB

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Last reviewed: 4 November 2019
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