2020-45 - Horticulture Exports – Release of the protocol and work plan for exports of cherries from the mainland to the Republic of Korea

20 July 2020


This Industry Advice Notice (IAN) is to advise industry and Authorised Officers (AOs) of the release of a new protocol and work plan for mainland cherry exports to the Republic of Korea.

Summary of changes and key points

  • The new protocol and work plan are only applicable to mainland states. Cherries produced in Western Australia are not permitted to be exported to Korea.
  • Cherries produced in Tasmania must comply with the requirements in the protocol for Tasmanian cherries to Korea.
  • Only approved entities may export to Korea under the protocol conditions.
  • Applications for the export of cherries to Korea for the 2020–2021 season must be submitted by 5pm AEST, Friday 31 July 2020.
  • Application instructions and requirements are provided in IAN 2020-29.


Countries with protocol markets have specific requirements for importing Australian produce.

Protocols and work plans are available on the Manual of Importing Country Requirements (MICoR) Plants website. To access these documents, you must be a registered MICoR Plant user.

Exporter, AO and treatment provider responsibilities

Exporters, AOs and treatment providers must be aware of, and comply with, the requirements detailed in the current work plan.

The work plan must be referred to in conjunction with the relevant instructional material on the Plant Export Operations Manual.

Contact information

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

David Ironside
Assistant Secretary
Plant Export Operations Branch

Last reviewed: 20 July 2020
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