Offshore Heat Treatment Providers

​Reminder: Check the Biosecurity Import Conditions (BICON) system, and your Import Permit conditions (if relevant) to determine all import requirements prior to importing, and to confirm that offshore heat treatment is an acceptable treatment option for your commodity.

Dry heat

Dry heat treatment may damage some goods (such as straw hats and dried plant arrangements) and make them brittle and fragile, or even cause them to smoulder or ignite.

Dry heat treatment should not be used on goods made of plastic or goods which have glue within their structure. It is the responsibility of the importer to ensure that the chosen treatment does not damage goods.

The Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment currently accepts certification from offshore heat treatment providers in all countries provided it is endorsed on a Government Phytosanitary certificate.

Timber commodities, packing and dunnage

More detailed information about acceptable heat treatments for timber commodities, packaging and dunnage can be found in BICON.

Please refer to Types of timber products to select the appropriate BICON commodity.

Vapour heat

Vapour heat treatment is an acceptable biosecurity treatment for some horticultural commodities such as fruit, seeds and plat products. The department currently accepts certification for vapour heat treatment for these products from the following treatment providers:

Country Name Address
Philippines

Philippine Far East Agro-Products, Inc.

Rambutan Road, FTI Complex, Taguig, Metro Manila
Philippines Philippine Far East Agro-Products, Inc. Multi-purpose Building, FTI Complex, Taguig, Metro Manila
Philippines Philippine Far East Agro-Products, Inc. DBP Avenuecnr Sirloin Street, FTI Complex, Taguig, Metro Manila
Philippines DHM Philippine Produce, Inc. FTI Complex, Manila
Philippines Hi-Las Marketing Corporation FTI Complex, Manila
USA (Hawaii) Any facility approved by the United States Department of Agriculture(USDA)  
China Any facility approved by the Chinese General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ)  
Thailand Any facility approved by the Thai Department of Agriculture (DoA)  

For more information regarding approval of offshore vapour heat treatment providers for horticultural commodities, please contact +61 2 6272 5699 or email Horticulture/Grains.

Last reviewed: 4 February 2020
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