2018-35 - Horticulture Exports Program – Updates to the Table of Horticulture Protocol Markets and Plant Exports Guide – Horticulture Inspection Techniques

​​31 July 2018

Purpose

The purpose of this Industry Advice Notice (IAN) is to advise Authorised Officers (AOs) of updates to the Reference: Table of horticulture protocol markets and Reference: Plant exports guide – Horticulture inspection techniques to include avocadoes to Japan.

Summary of changes and key points

Background

  • In May 2018, Japan released a new protocol agreement for Hass avocado fruit to Japan.
  • For further information on the new protocol, please refer to IAN 2018-16.

AO responsibilities

  • AOs holding the HEP4001:5D Export inspection horticulture protocol – tropical fruit job function are the only AOs authorised to conduct export inspection for avocadoes to protocol markets (Japan and Thailand).
  • Existing AOs wishing to add the HEP4001:5D job function to their appointment can do so by completing the Authorised Officer change of job function form available on the department’s website. All forms must be accompanied by evidence of the appropriate pre-requisite competencies.
  • New applicants wishing to apply for the HEP4001:5D job function can do so by completing the Authori​sed Officer application form available on the department’s website. All applications must be accompanied by evidence of the appropriate pre-requisite competencies.

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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